This week in Christian history: Aimee Semple McPherson born, Criswell College, Chalcedon Council

Council of Chalcedon
A nineteenth century painting of the Fourth Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, which took place in AD 451 in what is now Turkey. |

Christianity is a faith with a long and extensive history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, births, deaths, and everything else in between.

Some of the things drawn from over two millennia of history may be very familiar to the reader, while other happenings may be previously unknown.

Here are three things that happened this week, Oct. 4-10, in Church history. They include the birth of Aimee Semple McPherson, the beginnings of Criswell College, and the opening of the Council of Chalcedon.

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