Brief Timeline of Christian History


Icon depicting the First Council of Nicaea.
Icon depicting the First Council of Nicaea. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was recently notified of this Timeline of Christianity from onlinechristiancolleges.com. There seem to be some interesting facts here. Furthermore, I have often been asked by students questions related to church history. So, I am sharing it here with you.

My only criticism of this timeline – understanding it is only an infographic and hence, brief – is that it leaves out the history of the Eastern Orthodox churches in its timeline. There was no mention of the when the Eastern and Western churches split. Interestingly enough, it found space to include the founding  of the Baptist church. Like so many church histories, it betrayed a Western bias. Nevertheless, with that in mind, it is still helpful. The original infographic can be seen here.

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