The Develoopment Of Christianity

Timeline created by KateCairney
In History
  • 312

    Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity

  • 313

    Edict of Milan establishes official toleration of Christianity

  • 316

    Donatism splits from Catholicism and spreads throughout Africa

  • 325

    Council of Nicea

  • 325

    Constantine builds a church to the apostle Peter on the Roman cemetery where the martyr is buried

  • 336

    Death of Constantine

  • 340

    Christianization and literalization of the Goths (Ulfila and the "Gothic bible")

  • 367

    Saint Athanasius is the first to list all 27 New Testament books in his festal letter.

  • 376

    Visigoths convert to Arian Christianity

  • 379

    the Roman empire bans Arianism

  • 380

    Theodosius I proclaims Christianity as the sole religion of the Roman Empire

  • 382

    Saint Jerome begins a translation of the Bible into Latin.

  • 410

    the Visigots sack Rome

  • 431

    Ecumenical council held at Ephesus refutes Nestorianism.(The doctrine that Christ was two persons (one human, the other divine) in one body). Mary is declared Theotokos i.e. 'God-bearer' or more commonly, 'Mother of God'.

  • 450

    Theodosius II dies and Marcian succeeds him, the first Roman emperor to be crowned by a religious leader (the patriarch of Constantinople)

  • 451

    the fourth Ecumenical Council convened in Chalcedon condemns Dioscurus of Alexandria for monophysitism (Jesus is of one nature, only divine) and affirms that Jesus was one person of two natures (both human and divine)

  • 455

    Roman emperor Valentinian III orders all bishops to submit to the bishop of Rome (the pope)

  • 457

    the eastern Roman emperor is crowned by the patriarch of Constantinople instead of the Pope

  • 532

    Exiguus calculates the year in which Jesus was born as 533 years before his year and inaugurates the Christian calendar

  • 553

    Ecumenical council at Constantinople affirms teaching of previous councils.

  • 587

    the Visigothic king Recared converts to catholicism

  • 588

    the Visigoths abandon Arianism and convert to catholicism

  • 597

    Following a mission authorised by Pope Gregory I, St. Augustine becomes the first Archbishop of Canterbury.

  • Feb 27, 800

    Charlemagne is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Leo III.

  • Feb 27, 988

    Conversion of Prince Vladimir in Kiev. Growth of Christianity in Russia.

  • Sep 9, 1095

    Pope Urban II authorises the first Crusade to recover the Holy Land from Moslems.

  • Sep 9, 1534

    Henry VIII's Act of Supremacy makes the king, not the pope, head of the Church of England.

  • Sep 9, 1540

    The Society of Jesus is approved by the Vatican. Founded by Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuit order places its services entirely at the disposal of the pope.

  • Sep 9, 1572

    The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre in France witnesses the killing of tens of thousands of Protestant Huguenots by Catholics.

  • Second Vatican Council begins, the most significant council since Trent. It will promote new attitudes and practices in Catholicism.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister, leads a march on Washington espousing the teachings of Jesus in a civil rights movement that affects all American.