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According to a variety of sources, Calvin supported capital punishment in some instances. As listed here, between 1562 and 1563, the following executions were carried out in "Calvin's Geneva": Capital punishments: 2 women for witchcraft 3 for homicide 3 men for raping children 2 for sodomy 3 for theft (either for several thefts or large ...


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As a result of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge on October 28,312, the Chi Rho become a very popular Christian symbol. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest cruciform symbols used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters of the word "Christ" in Greek, chi = ch and rho = r. Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the ...


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Despite my comment above, I'm happy to give you a few points that will help you on your way: Constantine's reign was significant to Christianity in (at least) 3 main ways: He was (arguably) the first Christian Emperor. He "legalised" Christianity - His edict of toleration (edict of Milan) gave Christians the freedom to worship without persecution. He ...


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First of all, the dispute has definitely been around for a long time. Here is a link defending an allegorical day interpretation. It references Origen (not a saint) and St. Augustine: http://biologos.org/common-questions/biblical-interpretation/early-interpretations-of-genesis St. Augustine specifically makes the point that there was no sun or earth on the ...


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While the following passage in Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Typho the Jew doesn't mention consolation, it does establish that by the second century, some people were teaching that the deceased go straight to Heaven. It also suggests that at that time, the teaching was considered heterodoxical. The strength of Justin's language may actually be surprising to ...


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It was not prescribed in the Act of Supremacy, which occurred in 1534 (see that info further below). It looks like the rights to confession were first included in the "39 Articles of Religion," a small book with revisions throughout the years. Several sources confirm that these articles were drawn up in 1563 but I managed to find "An Essay on the 39 Articles ...



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