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Timeline of Christianity

Christian history at a glance.

c. Mar 6 BCE

Birth of Jesus

c. 5 BCE

Birth of Paul the Apostle

27 CE

Jesus begins ministry in Galilee

30 CE

Crucifixion of Jesus in Jerusalem

35 CE

Saul of Tarsus converts to Christianity, becomes Apostle Paul

44 CE

Martyrdom of James

46 CE

Paul's First Missionary Journey

49 CE

Council of Jerusalem

50

Paul's Second Missionary Journey

51

First and Second Thessalonians

53

Paul's Third Missionary Journey

57

Epistle to the Romans

59

Apostle Paul imprisoned in Rome

60

Martyrdom of St. Andrew

64

Paul the Apostle Beheaded

64

Martyrdom of the Apostle Peter on Vatican Hill

66

Second Timothy

70

Fall of Jerusalem

95

Book of Revelation

96

Letter to the Corinthians by Clement of Rome

120

The Didache written

230

On First Principles by Origen

303

Diocletian suppresses Christianity

303

Armenia converts to Christianity

28 Oct 312

Battle of Milvian Bridge; Constantine converts to Christianity

313

Edict of Milan grants official toleration of Christianity in the Roman Empire

325

Council of Nicea

338

Shapur II persecutes Christians in Persia

367

Athanasius lists all 27 books of the New Testament

28 Feb 380

Nicene Christianity is made the official religion of the Empire

386

Conversion of Augustine

394

Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo

400

Jerome's Vulgate translates the Greek Bible into common Latin

411

Council of Carthage condemns Donatists

417

Pope Innocent I condemns Pelagianism

431

Council of Ephesus approves "Mother of God" title for Mary

451

Council of Chalcedon

597

St. Augustine of Canterbury baptizes King Ethelbert of Kent

602

St. Augustine dedicates cathedral at Canterbury

609

The Pantheon is the first pagan temple in Rome to be Christianized

731

The Venerable Bede completes his Ecclesiastical History of the English People

787

Second Council of Nicea

25 Dec 800

Charlemagne is crowned Roman Emperor at St. Peter's Basilica

950

Olga of Russia converts to Christianity

1054

Great Schism between Eastern and Western Christianity

28 Dec 1065

Consecration of Westminster Abbey church

1095

Pope Urban II proclaims the First Crusade at the Council of Claremont

1099

Crusaders take Jerusalem from Turks

15 Jul 1099

Christian soldiers capture Jerusalem during the First Crusade. The city had been held by Islamic rulers since 655.

1144

Fall of Edessa

29 Dec 1170

Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket

1187

Fall of Jerusalem to Turks

1209

Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars in southwest France

1378

End of the Avignon Papacy

1409

Council of Pisa

1413

Lollard rebellion

1415

Council of Constance

6 Jul 1415

Execution of Jan Hus

1431

Martyrdom of Joan of Arc

1431

Council of Basel

1478

Spanish Inquisition established by Ferdinand and Isabella

1492

Expulsion of Jews from Catholic Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella

10 Jul 1509

Birth of John Calvin

1516

Thomas More writes Utopia

1521

Martin Luther translates the New Testament into German

3 Jan 1521

Martin Luther excommunicated for heresy

26 May 1521

Edict of Worms

1530

Augsburg Confession

1534

Henry VIII's Act of Supremacy establishes his leadership of the Church of England

1536

John Calvin publishes Institutes of the Christian Religion

1538

Henry VIII orders the destruction of Shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury

28 Jul 1540

Execution of Thomas Cromwell

1541

Colloquy of Regensburg

1555

Peace of Augsburg

1559

Elizabeth I's Act of Uniformity

1609

Baptist Church founded by John Smyth

1611

King James Bible published

1615

Franciscans begin missionary work in Quebec

1620

Pilgrim Fathers arrive at Plymouth

1738

John Wesley's conversion on Aldersgate Street in London

1797

Second Awakening begins

1798

Pope Pius VI is prisoner of France

1799

Schleiermacher writes Speeches

1801

Cane Ridge Revival

1814

Reorganization of the Jesuits

1826

American Society for the Promotion of Temperance founded

1834

Spanish Inquisition officially abolished

1845

Methodists and Baptists split over the issue of slavery

1854

Dogma of Immaculate Conception of Mary established

1861

Presbyterians divide over the issue of slavery

1869

First Vatican Council

1870

Dogma of Papal Infallibility established

1879

Mary Baker Eddy founds the Church of Christ, Scientist

1882

Neitzsche declares "God is Dead"

1895

Five Fundamentals

1906

Asuza Street Revival

1914

Assemblies of God founded

1925

Scopes "Monkey" Trial

7 Jun 1929

Vatican City established

28 Sep 1931

Conversion of C. S. Lewis

1948

World Council of Churches founded

1956

First issue of Christianity Today

1961

Papal encyclical Mater et Magistra issued

1962

Second Vatican Council

28 Aug 1963

"I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

1968

Papal encyclical Humanae vitae issued

22 Jan 1973

Roe v. Wade

13 Apr 1986

First papal visit to a synagogue

1987

Televangelist scandals

1989

First woman ordained in an apostolic-succession church (the Protestant Episcopal church)

1999

Catholics and Protestants sign Joint Declaration on the doctrine of salvation

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UpdatedNovember 22, 2016
MLA Citation“Timeline of Christianity.” ReligionFacts.com. 22 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 8 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/christianity/timeline>

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