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This week in Christian history: influential bishop born, Martin Luther protector dies, Arminius

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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, May 3-9, in Church history. They include the birth of a prominent Catholic bishop, the death of the man who protected Martin Luther during the Reformation, and a university appointing the mind behind Arminian theology.

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