Today In Christian History

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1135

Birth of Moses Maimonides, medieval Jewish scholar. Considered the foremost Talmudist of the middle Ages, his most important writing was “Guide to the Perplexed” (1190), in which he tried to harmonize Rabbinic Judaism with the increasingly popular Aristotelianism of his day.

1492

Inquisitor-¬†General Tom’s Torquemada (Spanish Inquisition) expelled the Jews from Spain.

1771

English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter, ‘Suffer all, and conquer all.’

1863

Ownership of Wilberforce University in Ohio moves to the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Methodist Episcopal Church had founded the school seven years earlier.

1917

The Russian provisional government confiscated all imperial lands, as well as lands belonging to monasteries.

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