Church History

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Possible date range for birth of Jesus

06 BC - 04 BC

Birthdate of Jesus is disputed.

Ignatius

Approx. 35 AD - Approx. 107

Council of Jersualem - Establishes that Christians are not under Jewish Law

49 AD

Paul writes letters to various churches

50 AD - 64 AD

Persecution of Christians under Nero

64 AD

Destruction of Jewish Temple

70 AD

Decian Persecution

250

Constantine

272 - 337

Diocletianic Persecution

303 - 313

Shapur ll persecutes Christians in Persia

310 - 370

Council of Nicaea; Arianism condemned

325

Pachomius founds monastic movement

330

Augustine of Hippo

354 - 430

Council of Constantinople; Nicene Creed ratified.

381

Christianity becomes the religion of Rome

381

Council at Hippo establishes Bible canon

393

Council of Carthage; Pelagianism condemned

418

Council of Ephesus; Nestorianism condemned

431

Council of Chalcedon

451

Fall of Roman Empire in the West

476

Benedictine order founded

529

Second Council of Constantinople

553

Muslim expansion takes control of Egypt, Persia, Levant and Armenia

Approx. 630 - Approx. 640

Synod of Whitby; England adopts Roman rites

664

Third Council of Constantinople; monotheletism condemned

680

Iconoclastic Controversy

725 - 843

Charlemagne

742 - 814

Second Council of Nicaea; use of icons for worship authorised

787

Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

800

Nicholas l

867

Vikings Christianised

878

Cluniac order founded

910

Gregory Vll

1033 - 1085

Carthusian order founded

1084

Bernard of Clairvaux

1090 - 1153

First Crusade

1095 - 1099

Cistercian order founded

1098

Crusaders capture Jerusalem

1099

Knights Templar founded

1128

Second Crusade

1147 - 1149

Saladin captures Jerusalem

1187

Third Crusade

1187 - 1192

Fourth Crusade

1202 - 1204

Constantinople sacked; Latin patriarchate established

1204

Franciscan order founded

1210

Fourth Lateran Council; transubstantion and other beliefs defined

1215

Magna Carta signed

1215

Dominican order founded

1216

Fifth Crusade

1217 - 1221

Thomas Aquinas

1224 - 1274

Sixth Crusade

1228 - 1229

Byzantines recapture Constantinople

1261

Eighth Crusade

1270

Ninth Crusade

1271 - 1272

John Wycliffe

1329 - 1384

John Huss

1373 - 1415

Church in the East heavily persecuted by Tamerlane

Approx. 1380

Council of Constance; Papacy restored, Great Schism resolved, Jan Hus condemned

1414

Council of Basle; RC and EO briefly re-united

1438

Martin Luther

1438 - 1546

Ottomans conquer Constantinople

1453

Gutenberg Bible

1460

Henry VIII

1491 - 1547

John Calvin

1509 - 1564

Ninety-five Theses

1517

Diet of Worms condemns Martin Luther

1521