Milestones in Christian history

Published September 1, 2011

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September 1, 1522
Martin Luther publishes a response to King Henry VIII’s Defence of the Seven Sacraments.

September 8, 1845
Anglican priest John Henry Newman converts to Roman Catholicism. Newman had been a leading member of the Oxford Movement, which aimed to reform the Church of England and bring it back from liberalism to the high-church ideals of the 17th century.

September 24, 1867
Seventy-six bishops from across the Anglican Communion meet at Lambeth Palace for the first Lambeth Conference, now held every 10 years as an instrument of the worldwide communion.


  • Diana Swift

    Diana Swift is an award-winning writer and editor with 30 years’ experience in newspaper and magazine editing and production. In January 2011, she joined the Anglican Journal as a contributing editor.

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