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Articles on Studying Christian History

Whether we’re talking about ancient Christians, cultures, or events, you can find it here under the historical category. We at Olive Tree think that ancient Christian history is important. It is our hope that the articles on studying Christian history will inspire you in your learning.

So, what are you waiting for? Start reading Augustine’s thoughts on the beatitudes, or learn how the Protestant reformation began. Get an overview with 14 Facts About Biblical Life or a short bio on John Wesley. Or, better yet, learn why you should care about ancient Christian history at all.

One of the biggest benefits of learning about ancient biblical life is the ability to better apply what you read. It can help shape the way you view the rest of the passage, book, or even the Bible—equipping you to understand God’s Word and apply it to your life. So,…

When it was first printed, the Geneva Bible was the most reader-friendly version of the Bible ever translated. Its numerous innovations made it ideal for the common reader. What sets the Geneva Bible apart? I recently sat down with Dr. David A. Bennett, a local antique Bible collector and amateur…

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When I was in elementary school, I remember constructing a family tree. I have fond memories of those exercises because they created opportunities to learn about my extended family. Now that I’m a parent, I’m glad to have the information to pass onto my children so our family’s history can…

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, is a popular figure in Christianity. Most Christians have encountered his works at some point in their spiritual walk. His Morning and Evening devotional is most widely known. Spurgeon’s works have impacted millions of lives. So, instead of simply giving you details about…

Who was John Wesley?

John Wesley (June 17, 1703 – March 2, 1791) was a Christian theologian who is credited with the foundation of Methodism. His brother, Charles Wesley, and fellow cleric, George Whitefield are also credited. WESLEY’S ROLE IN METHODISM He helped to form and organize small Christian groups that developed personal accountability,…

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