Category: History of religion

History of religion

“Now are ye clean”

On April 14, 1906 a Pentecostal revival meeting was held in Los Angeles, an event that is considered to be the launching of the international Pentecostal movement.

History of religion

From witch trials to fake news

On March 6, 1692 Sarah Good was accused of witchcraft. She stood trial on March 25 and was hanged on July 29. By the end of that year nineteen people were hanged for witchcraft and one was executed by crushing.

History of religion

Burning culture

It was not uncommon in 15th century Italy in Mardi Gras celebrations for the faithful to burn objects that might tempt them into sin—objects such as mirrors, cosmetic items and fine clothing. Also burned were temptations to use time in such frivolous pursuits as playing card games, enjoying music or art or reading secular literature. In modern times there have been public burnings of popular phonograph records, best-selling books and religious literature, not to mention the destruction of historical treasures.