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HISTORY of Christian Theology

TIMELINE of All Major Events

TIMELINE of Major Events
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6th CENTURY

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A.D. 550

Gupta Empire Ends

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A.D. 553

Second Council of Constantinople

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c. A.D. 570–632

Muhammad

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A.D. 581

Sui Empire (China)

A.D. 581 The Sui Dynasty rises and reunites China under its imperial rule. Please share if you found this post informative.

7th CENTURY

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died A.D. 12 Mar 604

Gregory the Great

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A.D. 632

Rashidun Caliphate

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A.D. 651

Sassanid Empire Ends

A.D. 224–651 After losing a catastrophic war with the Eastern Roman Empire(27 B.C.) After a period of unrest and competing generals jockeying for power, Octavian, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, becomes the first official ... more (later denominated the Byzantine Empire), the Sassanid Empire(A.D. 224) The rebellion which overthrew the Parthian Empire establishes the Sassanid Empire which quickly expands to fill the territorial space of th... more is conquered by invading Arab armies. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 651

Umayyad Caliphate

A.D. 651 The Umayyad Caliphate(A.D. 661) The Umayyad Caliphate begins, extending its territory to include the whole of North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Indus Valley reg... more begins, extending its territory to include the whole of North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Indus Valley region. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 681

Third Council of Constantinople duel nature of Christ

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A.D. 618

Tang Empire (China)

A.D. 618–907 The Sui Dynasty collapses after overextending itself through ambitious military campaigns and infrastructure projects. After a brief civil war, the Tang Dynasty assumes control of Imperial China and would lead it into a golden age. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. A.D. 688–741

Charles Martel

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8th CENTURY

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A.D. 732

Battle of Tours

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A.D. 737

Charles Martel becomes King

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c. A.D. 742–814

Charlemagne

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A.D. 750

Abbasid Caliphate

Qcjm: testing iconA Greek word for “image” that is used to describe images of Jesus, saints, and angels that are venerated by Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics. in content Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 768

Charlemagne becomes King

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A.D. 787

Second Council of Nicaea & Veneration of icons

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A.D. 793

Viking Age

A.D. 793 Viking AgeA.D. 793 Viking Age begins during which the Norse people from Scandinavia explore, trade, settle, and conquer territories throughout Europe, ultimatel... more begins during which the Norse people from Scandinavia explore, trade, settle, and conquer territories throughout Europe, ultimately exerting an extremely disruptive influence throughout the region. Please share if you found this post informative.

9th CENTURY

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A.D. 800

Charlemagne Crowned Emperor

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c. A.D. 847–899

Alfred the Great

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A.D. 882

Kievan Rus

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10th CENTURY

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A.D. 907

Tang Empire Ends

A.D. 618–907 The Tang Dynasty in China falls to a rebellion after a long struggle against the tendency of regional generals to assume ever greater amounts of autonomyA term that literally means to give yourself the law. This idea was central to Kant’s moral theory that reason gives itself the moral law.. China is fractured and governed by numerous kingdoms. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. A.D. 950–1250

Medieval Warm Period

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A.D. 962

Holy Roman Empire

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11th CENTURY

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c. 1000 A.D.

High Middle Ages

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c. A.D. 1000

Gunpowder Developed

c. A.D. 1000 The Chinese discover gunpowder. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. A.D. 1033–1109

Anselm

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A.D. 1037

Seljuk Turk Empire

A.D. 1037 The Seljuk Turks establish an empire which displaces the political power of the Abbasid Caliphate(A.D. 750) The Abbasid Caliphate begins, which loses control of territory in Iberia and the western portion of North Africa but extends control into S... more, leaving the Abbasid dynasty with largely ceremonial and religious influence. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 1040

Movable Type Developed

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A.D. 1054

Great Divorce Eastern & Western Church

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A.D. 1066

Normans Conquer England

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A.D. 1066

Viking Age Ends

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A.D. 1079 – A.D. 1142

Abelard

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A.D. 1090–A.D. 1153

Bernard of Clairvaux

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A.D. 1093

Anselm becomes the archbishop of Canterbury

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A.D. 1095

First Crusade

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A.D. 1095

Council of Clermont

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c. A.D. 1096–1160

Peter Lombard

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12th CENTURY

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A.D. 1126 – A.D. 1198

Averroes

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A.D. 1145

Second Crusade

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c. A.D. 1181–1226

Francis of Assisi

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A.D. 1189

Third Crusade

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A.D. 1194

Seljuk Turk Empire Ends

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13th CENTURY

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A.D. 1201

Fourth Crusade

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A.D. 1206

Genghis Khan

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A.D. 1213

England a fief of the pope

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A.D. 1215

4th Lateran council & the Sacraments

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A.D. 1215

Magna Carta

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A.D. 1217

Fifth Crusade

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c. A.D. 1225-1274

Thomas Aquinas

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A.D. 1228

Sixth Crusade

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A.D. 1232

Medieval Inquisition

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A.D. 1240

Kievan Rus End

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A.D. 1241

Gunpowder Introduced to Europe

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A.D. 1248

Seventh Crusade

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A.D. 1256

Thomas Aquinas begins teaching

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A.D. 1258

Mongols Conquer Middle East

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c. A.D. 1260

Mongolian Empire Fragments

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A.D. 1265-1321

Dante Alighieri

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c. A.D. 1266–1308

Duns Scotus

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A.D. 1270

Eighth Crusade

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A.D. 1271

Ninth Crusade

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A.D. 1271

Yuan Empire (China)

A.D. 1271 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Kahn, formally establishes the Yuan dynasty and empire in China. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 1296–1359

Gregory Palamas

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A.D. 1299

Ottoman Empire

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14th CENTURY

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A.D. 1302

Bull Unam Sanctam

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A.D. 20 Jul 1304–19 Jul 1374

Francesco Petrarca

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A.D. 1309

Babylonian Captivity II

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A.D. 1309–1377

Avignon Papacy

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A.D. 1330/31–Dec 1384

John Wycliffe

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A.D. 1337

Hundred Years’ War

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A.D. 1347

Black Plague

A.D. 1347 The Black Plague(A.D. 1347) The Black Plague reaches Europe from the Silk Road killing anywhere from 30% to 60% of Europe’s population over the course of 5 years, a... more reaches Europe from the Silk Road(c. 130 B.C.) The Silk Road is established as the Han Dynasty in China as they extend their overland trade routes further west and connect directly to... more killing anywhere from 30% to 60% of Europe’s population over the course of 5 years, and outbreaks would periodically recur over the next 400 years. Please share if you found this post informative.

c. A.D. 1350

European Renaissance

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A.D. 1368

Ming Empire

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A.D. 1369–6 July 1415

John Huss

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A.D. 1378–1417

Great Schism

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c. 1,392 B.C.

Middle Assyrian Empire

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15th CENTURY

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A.D. 1414–1418

Council of Constance ends the Great Schism

A.D. 1414–1418 The Council of Constance(A.D. 1414 – 1418) This council was held between 1414 and 1418 that finally ended the Great Schism. The council deposed two of the three popes and a... more ends the Great Schismrefers to the period between A.D. 1378 and 1417 when multiple individuals claimed to be the rightful pope, which ended with the Council of Constance. of rival popes by appointing a new popeThe Roman Catholic bishop of Rome who is regarded as the successor of the chief apostle, Peter, and as the Vicar of Christ is the holder of the Aposto... more, condemns…

A.D. 1 Jan 1431–8 Aug 1503

Alexander VI

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A.D. 1439

Gutenberg Printing Press

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A.D. 1439

Council of Florence defines sacraments

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A.D. 1453

Eastern Roman Empire Ends

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A.D. 1453

Turks invade Constantinople

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A.D. 1455

Printing Press

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A.D. 1462

Russia Emerges

A.D. 1462 Ivan III (also known as Ivan the Great) assumes power in Moscow. During his approximately 40 year rule, he dramatically expanded the territory subject to his rule, uniting the Rus lands, defeating the Golden Horde thereby ending their dominance over the Rus, and laying the foundation of the Russian state. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 28 Dec 1466–12 Jul 1536

Desiderius Erasmus

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A.D. 1469–1492

Medici

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A.D. 1473–1543

Copernicus

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A.D. 1478

Spanish Inquisition

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A.D. 1483–1546

Martin Luther

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A.D. 1484–1531

Ulrich Zwingli

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A.D. 26 Jun 1491–28 Jan 1547

Henry VIII

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A.D. 1492

Christopher Columbus

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A.D. 1496–1561

Menno Simons

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A.D. 1497

Vasco da Gama

A.D. 1497 Vasco da Gama(A.D. 1497) Vasco da Gama begins his maritime voyage from Portugal to reach India and open up a direct trade route from Portugal and India begins his maritime voyage from Portugal to reach India and open up a direct trade route from Portugal and India. Please share if you found this post informative.

A.D. 16th–18th centuries

Wars of Religion

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16th CENTURY

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16th century

Reformation

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A.D. 1503–1513

Julius II “the Terrifying”

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A.D. 1506

Indulgences

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A.D. 1509–1564

John Calvin

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A.D. 1513–24 Nov 1572

John Knox

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A.D. 1515–1582

Teresa of Avila

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A.D. 1516

Erasmus New Testament

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A.D. 1516–1558

Mary Tudor

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October 31, 1517

Luther posts his 95 Theses

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A.D. 1517

Ottoman Caliphate

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A.D. 1517

Protestant Reformation

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June-July 1519

Luther debates Eck

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A.D. 1519

Magellan

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January 1519

Zwingli begins Preaching

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A.D. 1520

Luther breaks with Rome

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A.D. 1520

Luther’s major Treatises

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A.D. 1520

Babylonian Captivity III

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A.D. 1521

Diet of Worms

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A.D. 1522

Reformed Theology

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A.D. 1522

Luther’s German New Testament

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A.D. 1523

Zurich accepts Reformed Theology

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A.D. 1524–1525

Great Peasant War in Germany

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A.D. 1524

Erasmus Freedom of the Will

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A.D. 1525

Anabaptists executed

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A.D. 1525

First Adult Baptism

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A.D. 1525

Luther’s Bondage of the Will

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A.D. 1526

Mughal Empire (India)

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A.D. 1526

Tyndale’s English New Testament

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A.D. 1527

Schleitheim Articles

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A.D. 1529

Ottoman Siege of Vienna

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A.D. 1529

Marburg Colloquy

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A.D. 1529

Turks invade Europe

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A.D. 1529

Protestant Title

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A.D. 1530

Diet of Augsburg

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A.D. 1531

Schmalkald League

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A.D. 1533–1603

Queen Elizabeth

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A.D. 1534

Ignatius Loyola begins

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A.D. 1534

royal supremacy

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A.D. 1534–1535

City of Münster

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A.D. 1534

Affair of the Placards

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A.D. 1534

Act of Supremacy

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A.D. 1536

Menno Simons is baptized

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A.D. 1536

Wittenberg Concord

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