Significant Events in Christianity (312-1500 CE)

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  • 312

    Emperor Constantine Converts to Christianity

    Emperor Constantine converts to a Christian after he sees a vision of the cross. Using this cross he enters into his next battle and ends up being victorious. Emperor Constantine is then filled with faith and he becomes an advocate for Christianity.
  • 313

    Edict of Milan establishes official toleration of Christianity

    The Edict of Milan established the freedom and toleration of all religions, including Chrisitianity and so Christian persecution also stopped
  • 325

    Council of Nicea

    The Council of Nicea addresses debates questioning Chrisitianity and explains who Jesus really was. This makes people believe more and convert to Chrisitianity.
  • 380

    Chrisitianity: An official religion

    Chrisitianity is made an official religion in the Roman Empire and so it is promoted more and Chrisitan followers are not suffereing and becoming a low number
  • 386

    Augustine conversion into Chrisitianity

    Augustine converts to Chrisitianity where he became Bishop and had heart-moving treaties, sermons and letters that spread the word of God. He assisted in the spread of Chrisitianity and his stories are even read today.
  • 432

    St. Patrick's Missionary

    Patrick goes as a missionary to Ireland where he was taken there as a teenage slave. He returns and leads multitudes of Irish people to the Christian faith.
  • 451

    Council of Chalcedon

    The Council of Chalcedon confirms orthodox teaching that Jesus was truly God and truly man and existed in one person.
  • 563

    Columba's Missionary

    Columba goes as a missionary to Scotland. He establishes the legendary monastic mission center at Iona.
  • 590

    Pope Gregory spreads Chrisitianity

    Gregory becomes Pope Gregory I, known as "the Great." His leadership significantly advances the development of the papacy and has enormous influence on Europe.
  • Sep 6, 716

    Apostle of Germany

    Boniface, the "Apostle of Germany," sets out as a missionary to bring the gospel to pagan lands.
  • Sep 6, 800

    Charlemagne's Spreads Christianity

    Charlemagne crowned emperor by the pope on Christmas. He advances the church, education, and culture.
  • Sep 6, 988

    Vladimir, Chrisitain ruler of Russia

    Conversion of Vladimir, Prince of Kiev, who, after examining several religions, chooses Orthodoxy to unify and guide the Russian people.
  • Sep 6, 1095

    First Crusade

    Pope Urban II launches the First Crusade. The crowd wildly shouts "God wills it!" There would be several crusades over the next centuries with many tragic results.
  • Sep 6, 1115

    Monastery at Clairaux

    Bernard founds the monastery at Clairvaux. He and the monastery become a major center of spiritual and political influence.
  • Sep 6, 1173

    Waldensians reform movement

    Peter Waldo founds the Waldensians, a reform movement emphasizing poverty, preaching and the Bible. He and his followers are eventually condemned as heretics and the Waldensians suffer great persecution for centuries.
  • Sep 6, 1215

    The Fourth Lateran Council

    The Fourth Lateran Council deals with heresy, reaffirms Roman Catholic doctrines and strengthens the authority of the popes.
  • Sep 6, 1321

    The Divine Comedy

    Dante completes The Divine Comedy, the greatest work of Christian literature to emerge from the Middle Ages.
  • Sep 6, 1380

    The Bible

    Wycliffe is exiled from Oxford but oversees a translation of the Bible into English. He is later hailed as the "Morning star of the Reformation."
  • Sep 6, 1456

    First printed Bible

    Johann Gutenberg produces the first printed Bible, and his press becomes a means for dissemination new ideas, catalyzing changes in politics and theology
  • Sep 6, 1478

    Opposing heresy

    The Spanish Inquisition is established under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to oppose "heresy."