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Eigil at Fulda (822)

Devotional

Keep Your Eye Single

The first sin was committed because Eve looked at what the serpent wanted to show her: and how many times I have fallen...

Events

992

Death of Michael of Kiev, the first Metropolitan of Kiev.

Authority for the date: http://orthodoxwiki.org/Michael_of_Kiev.

1692

In response to a query from Salem leaders regarding trial procedures, Cotton Mather and eleven associates sign a statement on witchcraft that shows their literal belief in the claims coming out of the Salem witch trials.

Authority for the date: Taylor, John M. The Witchcraft Delusion In Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697).

1755

Birth in New York of John Marrant, an African-American who will become a missionary to Native Americans, one of America’s first African-American missionaries.

Authority for the date: Walker, James W. St G. "Marrant, John. " Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

1774

Death at Halle, Germany, of Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky, a German Pietist hymnwriter.

Authority for the date: Schaff, Philip. New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.

1932

Death of Dorothy Frances Blomfield Gurney at Notting Hill, London. She had authored the wedding hymn “O Perfect Love.”

Authority for the date: www.hymntime.com

1937

Kierkegaard scholar Walter Lowrie is so impressed with Charles Williams’s editorial suggestions for a series on the Danish philosopher that he writes: “I am willing to have [Williams] carry them out in the revision of the proofs up to the end of the book, without delay of referring them to me.” Charles Williams will become one of the literary circle around C.S. Lewis, known as the Inklings.

Authority for the date: Paulus, Michael J., Jr. “From a Publisher’s Point of View: Charles Williams’s Role in Publishing Kirkegaar

1941

Death in London of Anglican mystic Evelyn Underhill, author of Mysticism (1911) and Worship (1937) among other books.

Authority for the date: http://www.evelynunderhill.org/her_work/about_her_life.shtml

1982

John Stott leads a memorial service for influential British evangelist  Eric John Hewitson Nash at All Souls’ Church in London.

Authority for the date: Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.

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