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D-Day – Deliverance

D-Day – Deliverance

970 General history of North America, American Christianity, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, June Articles, Social Theology

The Normandy, France landings, code-named Operation Neptune (more commonly known as D-Day), were the landing operations of the Allied forces in the Battle Normandy (the overall campaign known as Operation Overlord) during World War II. The landings began a little after midnight on Tuesday, June 6, 1944. The landings were conducted in two phases. The first phase involved 12,000-plane...Read more... Read more...

The Greek Empire

The Greek Empire

Calendar Articles, Christian History, History of ancient world

A second influence upon the rise of Christianity was the Greek culture. At the time of Christ, Jewish culture and the entire Mediterranean world was heavily influenced by Athens and the Greeks. Those who most clearly understand the rise of Christianity agree that knowledge of Greek culture is critical to an accurate interpretation of early Christianity as reflected in the New...Read more... Read more...

The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire

Calendar Articles, Christian History, History of ancient world

The third major culture to influence the rise of Christianity was the Roman. At no other time in world history was such a large area of the world under one law and government. As may be deduced from this fact, Rome’s primary influence upon the rise of Christianity was political. Below is a thumbnail sketch of the rise of the Roman Empire and the various additional ways it impacted the...Read more... Read more...

Persecution of the Early Christian Church

Persecution of the Early Christian Church

Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Default Category, Persecutions in church history, World History

Before 250, persecution of Christians was mainly sporadic and local rather than the result of a well-defined policy of the Roman government. After this date, however, persecutions of Christians by government became widespread and violent. In spite of such severe opposition, the Church continued to grow until the time of Constantine when Christianity became one of the tolerated...Read more... Read more...