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This week in Christian history: Granada conquered, Methodist missionary born

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

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

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown by most people.

This week — Jan. 2-8 — marks the anniversary of the birth of accomplished Methodist missionary E. Stanley Jones and the completion of the Christian reconquest of Spain.

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