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HISTORY of Christian Theology

TIMELINE of Major Religious Events

TIMELINE of Major Religious Events
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Major Religious Events

c. 1450 B.C.

Mosaic Law

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587 B.C.

Babylonian Captivity I

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167–160 B.C.

Maccabean Revolt

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1st CENTURY

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c. A.D. 30

Crucifixion

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A.D. 30

Pentecost

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c. A.D. 50

Council of Jerusalem

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A.D. 50–64

Paul’s Epistles

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A.D. 65

Gospel of Mark

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A.D. 70

Jerusalem Temple Destroyed

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A.D. 75–95

Gospels of Matthew, Luke & John

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2nd CENTURY

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c. A.D. 150

Justin Martyr’s 1st Apology

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c. A.D. 165

Justin Martyr’s 2nd Apology

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3rd CENTURY

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4th CENTURY

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4th–6th centuries

Donatist Controversy

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A.D. 313

Edict of Milan

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A.D. 314

Council of Arles

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4th Century

Arian Controversy

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A.D. 325

First Council of Nicaea

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A.D. 381

First Council of Constantinople

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A.D. 381

Constantinople Creed

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A.D. 385

Augustine begins writing

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5th CENTURY

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c. 405 A.D.

Vulgate

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A.D. 451

Council of Chalcedon

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6th CENTURY

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A.D. 553

Second Council of Constantinople

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7th CENTURY

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A.D. 681

Third Council of Constantinople duel nature of Christ

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8th CENTURY

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A.D. 787

Second Council of Nicaea & Veneration of icons

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9th CENTURY

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10th CENTURY

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11th CENTURY

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A.D. 1054

Great Divorce Eastern & Western Church

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A.D. 1093

Anselm becomes the archbishop of Canterbury

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A.D. 1095

Council of Clermont

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12th CENTURY

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13th CENTURY

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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. 1232

Medieval Inquisition

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A.D. 1256

Thomas Aquinas begins teaching

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14th CENTURY

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A.D. 1302

Bull Unam Sanctam

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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. 1378–1417

Great Schism

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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. 1439

Council of Florence defines sacraments

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A.D. 1478

Spanish Inquisition

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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. 1516

Erasmus New Testament

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October 31, 1517

Luther posts his 95 Theses

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January 1519

Zwingli begins Preaching

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June-July 1519

Luther debates Eck

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A.D. 1520

Luther’s major Treatises

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A.D. 1520

Luther breaks with Rome

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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

Luther’s Bondage of the Will

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A.D. 1525

First Adult Baptism

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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

Protestant Title

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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. 1530

Diet of Augsburg

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A.D. 1531

Schmalkald League

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A.D. 1534

Affair of the Placards

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A.D. 1534–1535

City of Münster

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A.D. 1534

royal supremacy

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A.D. 1534

Act of Supremacy

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A.D. 1534

Ignatius Loyola begins

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A.D. 1536

John Calvin<Calvin begins his work

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A.D. 1536

Wittenberg Concord

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A.D. 1536

Menno Simons is baptized

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A.D. 1540

Jesuits order

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A.D. 1541

Calvin back in Geneva

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A.D. 1542

Roman Inquisition

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A.D. 1545–1563

Council of Trent begins

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A.D. 1547

Schmalkaldic war

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A.D. 1548

Augsburg Interim

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A.D. 1549

Book of Common Prayer

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A.D. 1553

Mary Tudor becomes Queen of England

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A.D. 1555

Peace of Augsburg

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A.D. 1555

Calvinist Churches in France and the Netherlands

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A.D. 1558

John KnoxKnox publishes

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A.D. 1558

Elizabeth I becomes queen of England

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A.D. 1559–1663

Elizabethan Settlement

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A.D. 1562

Massacre of Vassy

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A.D. 1562

Council of Trent reconvenes

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A.D. 1563

Counter-Reformation

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A.D. 1563

Council of Trent concludes its work

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A.D. 1563

39 Articles

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A.D. 1572

Theresa of Avila

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A.D. 1577

Religious Tolerance in the Netherlands

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A.D. 1580

Book of Concord

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A.D. 1580

Formula of Concord

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A.D. 1598–1607

Molinists and Thomists

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17th CENTURY

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A.D. 1609

Baptist

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A.D. 1618–1619

Arminianism

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A.D. 1618

Defenestration of Prague

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A.D. 1619

Synod of Dordt

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A.D. 1646

Presbyterian church

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A.D. 1647

Westminster Confession accepted

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A.D. 1648

Peace of Westphalia

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A.D. 1648

Cambridge Platform

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A.D. 1649

Charles I is executed

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A.D. 1650–1800

Enlightenment

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A.D. 1650

Quakers

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A.D. 1653

Pope condemns Jansenism

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A.D. 1654

Tolerant state church in England

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A.D. 1660

English Monarchy reestablished

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A.D. 1662

Halfway Covenant

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A.D. 1675

Pietist movement

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A.D. 1687

Quietism condemned

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A.D. 1689

Act of Toleration

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A.D. 1696

Deism begins

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18th CENTURY

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A.D. 1734

Jonathan Edwards ushers in revivals

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A.D. 1739

John Wesley begins

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A.D. 1740

First Great Awakening

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A.D. 1799

Liberal Theology

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19th CENTURY

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A.D. 1824

Second Great Awakening

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A.D. 1832

Dispensationalist theology

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A.D. 1834

Spanish Inquisition Ends

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A.D. 1836

Holiness tradition

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A.D. 1854

Immaculate Conception

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A.D. 1864

Syllabus of Errors

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A.D. 1869–1870

Vatican I

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A.D. 1870

National Camp Meeting Association for the Promotion of Holiness

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A.D. 1875

Keswick movement

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A.D. 1879

Aeterni Patris

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20th CENTURY

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A.D. 1906

Quest of the Historical Jesus

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