This week in Christian history: Billy Sunday retires, Charles Wesley, Magdeburg massacre

Charles Wesley
Notable eighteenth-century Methodist hymn writer Charles Wesley, (1707-1788). |

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

Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, telling tribulations, inspirational progress, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week in Church history. They include the worst war crime of the Thirty Years’ War, Billy Sunday retiring from baseball to pursue a ministry career, and Charles Wesley experiences a spiritual awakening.

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