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Hilary of Poitiers and the Wonder of the Triune God

Simon Goulart – Preacher of Confident Hope

Theodulf of Orleans – Poet and Theologian in the Carolingian Court

Mikael Agricola and the Reformation in Finland

Robert Barnes – Early English Reformer

Ebenezer Erskine – Preaching God’s Grace in Tumultuous Times

Nikolaus Von Amsdorf – More than a Beer-Drinking Friend

Clement Read Vaughan – a Faithful Friend

Isabella Graham – an 18th-Century Problem-Solver

Anne Dutton and Her Reasons for Writing

Samuel McPheeters and His Commitment to Neutrality

Cotton Mather - A Life of Suffering

Augustus Montague Toplady and His Defense of the Gospel

William Twisse – a 17th-century Polemicist

Katherine Parr and Her Role in the English Reformation          

Johannes Bogerman and His Powdering Speech

Agnes Beaumont and Her Fateful Ride

Charlotte of Bourbon – from Runaway Nun to Self-Sacrificing Wife

Kata Bethlen – A Faith Preserved

Alcuin of York – More Than a Scholar

Hrotsvit of Gandersheim and Her Christian Plays

John Bradford and the Comfort of God’s Sovereign Choice

From Treasurer to Preacher

Dorothy Leigh and Her Advice to Her Sons

The Shocking Case of the Hungarian Galley Slaves – A 17th-century Tale of Religious Persecution

John Bunyan and the Women Who Shaped His Life

Johannes Kepler and the Joy of Science

Monica of Tagaste – A Persistent Mother

Pierre Du Moulin – a Patriarch of the French Reformation

Mary Rowlandson - Seizing God in the Wilderness

Edward Dering and His Stunning Lenten Sermon

Marcella of Rome – The Woman Who Tamed Jerome’s Temper

Juan Pérez de Pineda and other Spanish Reformers

Gregory of Nyssa and His Compassion for the Poor

Elisabeth of the Palatinate and Her Influence on Descartes

Matyás Dévay Bíró – The “Hungarian Luther”

Anne Cooke Bacon – Patron of Puritan Preachers

            Anne Cooke Bacon made her mark on the Church of England in 1563, when she translated John Jewel’s Apologia

Anne Bradstreet and Her Songs of Daily Providence

Late in her life, Anne Bradstreet wrote a letter to her children, retelling her story for their “spiritual advantage” a

On December 30, 1856, thousands of people followed Hugh Miller’s coffin to the Grange cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland.

           In March 1643, Lady Brilliana Harley received a formal demand to surrender her castle to the royalists. Her husband, Sir Robert Harley, was in London.

           When Samuel Miller married Sarah Sergeant, he didn’t know the extent of her pain. Emotional anguish and religious skepticism were not a proper topic of discussion.

Edmund Grindal and His Letter to the Queen

            In 1576, Archbishop Edmund Grindal joined the company of Puritans who offended Queen Elizabeth I.

            Charlotte Arbaleste’s life changed drastically when a young man came to town. Native of Paris, she had found refuge in Sedan, in the French Ardennes, after the disastrous St.

           Ralph Erskine (1685-1752) was born ten years after his mother Margaret was pronounced dead.

            The death of Louis XIV in 1715 revitalized the hopes of the scattered Huguenots (French Protestants).

Erdmann Neumeister (1671-1756) hated Pietism but his music was full of vigorous piety and lively devotion. The difference was in the premises.

“I thank God,” Cardinal Gasparo Contarini wrote as he prepared to travel to Germany, “… for the colloquium, and for the good beginning that has already been made, and I hope in God that ir

Urban Rhegius (1489-1541) held up the papal bull that threatened Martin Luther with excommunication. As cathedral preacher in Augsburg, he had the duty to read it from the pulpit.

The news of the trial of young Arsacius Seehofer circulated quickly through Ingolstadt, Germany. He was a student at the town’s university, accused of following evangelical beliefs.

The name George Wishart is generally associated with John Knox, one of his most devout followers, who remembered him fondly in his History of the Reformation.

Just before Easter 1527, Elisabeth of Brandenburg, who had become Duchess of Braunschweig-Calenberg by marriage, received some shocking news.