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Love Your Neighbor (1874)

The love of our neighbor  is deducible from our love of God. No man who thinks himself bound to love and obey God c...

Events

856

Death of Christian educator, encyclopedist, and archbishop Rabanus Maurus.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1555

English reformer John Rogers is burned at the stake at Smithfield, the first of many martyrs in the reign of Mary Tudor.

Authority for the date: Standard encyclopedias.

1686

Muslims execute Joseph of Aleppo, claiming he had promised to become a Muslim but reneged. He seals his fate by testifying against Islamic beliefs at his hearing.

Authority for the date: http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/02/saint-joseph-new-martyr-of-aleppo.html

1798

Elizabeth Fry, reared a Quaker, has a conversion experience. She will become a notable prison reformer.

Authority for the date: Kent, John. Elizabeth Fry. B. T. Batsford, 1962.

1810

Presbyterian ministers Finis Ewing, Samuel King, and Samuel McAdowhe reorganize the Cumberland Presbytery of Kentucky and Tennessee as an independent presbytery.

Authority for the date: http://www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/minister/EwingF.htm

1928

In South Africa, the parents of teenager Manche Masemola kill her and bury her by a granite rock. Masemola had refused to abandon Christianity, worshiping in the Anglican Church at every opportunity. Decades later, she will be honored with a statue at Westminster Abbey.

Authority for the date: Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

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