World Leaders Religion Wars Inventions

2800 B.C.   Emperor Fu Hsi's "yin-yang" theory 
1700 B.C.
Judaism founded by Abraham 
1600 B.C.
Stonehenge is erected
1374  B.C.
Monotheism recognized  in Egypt
1290 B.C. Moses and the Exodus 
721 B.C.
 Ten tribes of Israel lost
586 B.C.
Jerusalem's Great Temple is destroyed 
565 B.C.
Taoism founded by Lao Zi, China 
528 B.C.
Buddhism  founded by Siddhartha
165 B.C.
Maccabees retake the Great Temple from the Syrians; this event will later be celebrated as Hanukah 
73 B.C. 
Spartacus leads slaves in revolt 
Christ is born
1st Pope St. Peter
Death of Jesus of Nazareth 
Persecution of Christians in Rome 
Pope St. Linus 
Pope St. Anacletus
Pope St. Clement I 
Mishnah compliation of legal rabbinic teaching
Constantine and Licinius accept Christ 
Mohammed begins preaching in secret at Mecca 
Mohammed begins to preach openly, his followers are persecuted. 
Mohammed returns to Mecca with the Koran.
 Scandinavia converts to Christianity 
Final separation between the East and West Roman Churches 
Cult Archaeology & Creationism : Understanding Pseudoscientific Beliefs About the Past
by Francis B. Harrold (Editor), Raymond A. Eve (Editor) (Paperback - October 1995)

The Bible Unearthed : Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
by Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman (Hardcover - January 2001)

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- by Karen Armstrong; Paperback

The Oxford History of Islam -- by John L. Esposito (Editor); Hardcover

Jesus and the Lost Goddess : The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
by Timothy Freke, et al (Hardcover - October 2001)

St Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica (translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province) (5 Volume Set)
by St. Thomas Aquinas (Hardcover)

Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts
by John Dominic Crossan, Jonathan L. Reed (Hardcover - October 2001)

Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History
by Joseph Telushkin (Hardcover - April 1991)

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
by E. A. Livingstone (Editor), F. L. Cross (Editor) (Hardcover - April 1997)

The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
by Robert Beer (Hardcover - November 1999)

Walking the Bible : A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
by Bruce S. Feiler (Hardcover - March 2001)

Jerusalem : One City, Three Faiths
by Karen Armstrong (Paperback - June 1997

In the Footsteps of Popes : A Spirited Guide to the Treasures of the Vatican
by Enrico Bruschini, Cokie Roberts (Hardcover - December 2001)

Islam in the United States of America
by Sulayman S. Nyang (Paperback - January 1999)

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (Two Volume Set, Second Edition)
by Everett Ferguson (Editor), et al (Library Binding)

Church History In Plain Language Updated 2nd Edition
by Bruce L. Shelley (Paperback)

The Life of the Buddha : According to the Pali Canon
by Bhikkhu Nanamoli (Paperback)

African Origins of Major 'Western Religions'
by Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan, Yosef B. Jochannan (Paperback - December 1991)

The Bible Unearthed : Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
by Israel Finkelstein, Neil Asher Silberman (Hardcover - January 2001)

The Catholic Church : A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Hans Kung (Hardcover - April 2001)

The Five Gospels : The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus
by Robert W. Funk (Translator), et al (Paperback - January

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by David Hugh Farmer (Paperback - January 1998)

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta : A Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century
by Ross E. Dunn (Paperback - April 1990)

The Lives of the Ninth-Century Popes (Liber Pontificalis): The Ancient Biographies of Ten Popes from A.D. 817-891
by Raymond Davis (Translator) (Paperback - March 1996)

In the Beginning : The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture
by Alister E. McGrath (Hardcover - April 2001)

Judaic Religion in the Second Temple Period : Belief and Practice from the Exile to Yavneh
by Lester L. Grabbe (Library Binding - September 2000)

The Natural History of Religion

History of Egyptian Religion

The History of Education and Childhood

The History of Hinduism

International Association for the History of Religions

History and Religion

Important Dates in the History of Religion

Yahoo! Directory of Spirituality and Religion Websites

History of Religion in Japan

When History and Religion Conflict

Religious History

Jewish History - Jewish Religion

Important Dates i the History of Religion at Yale

Arab Society, Culture and Religion

History of Religion of late Antiquity and the Near East

The History of Religion in India

Past Religious Conflicts


  Pope St. Gregory VII
  Pope Blessed Victor III
Pope Blessed Urban II
The Crusades begin 
 Pope Blessed Eugene III
Thomas Becket is named Archbishop of Canterbury, then he is murdered by Henry II 
Founding of the Franciscan Order
Founding of the Dominican Order 
Founding of the Inquisition 
 Pope Blessed Gregory X
 Pope Blessed Innocent V
 Pope St. Celestine V
Founding of Pure Land, Nichiren, and Zen sects in Japan
Upon This Rock : St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church (Modern Apologetics Library)
by Stephen K. Ray (Paperback - March 1999)

In the Footsteps of Popes : A Spirited Guide to the Treasures of the Vatican
by Enrico Bruschini, Cokie Roberts (Hardcover - December 2001)

Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy over 2000 Years
by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart (Hardcover - November 1997)

The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities : A Treasury of Trivia
by Nino Lo Bello, Nino L. Bello (Paperback - February 1998)

Passing the Keys : Modern Cardinals, Conclaves and the Election of the Next Pope
by Francis A. Burkle-Young (Hardcover - September 1999)

The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300)
by Jaroslav Pelikan (Paperback - August 1980)

The Crusades : Five Centuries of Holy Wars
by Malcolm Billings

Francis of Assisi : A Revolutionary Life
by Adrian House, Karen Armstrong (Hardcover - March 2001)

Saints & Sinners : A History of the Popes
by Eamon Duffy (Paperback - March 1999)

Encyclopedia of the Vatican and Papacy
by Frank J. Coppa (Editor) (Library Binding - May 1999)

Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine
by J. E. Merdinger (Hardcover - February 1997)

The Unfettered Mind : Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master
by Takuan Soho, William Scott Wilson (Translator) (Paperback - March 1988)

Catholic History

List of Popes

Sketches of Church History

Images of the History of Popes

Roman Catholic Popes

The Crusades

History Sourcebook: The Crusades

Religious History

History of Christianity in Egypt


Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 
Martin Luther posts his 95 theses in Wittenberg 
Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded
Reformation begins when Henry VIII makes himself head of the Anglican Church so he can get a divorce 
Roman Catholicism is reestablished as the English state religion by Queen Mary 
Queen Elizabeth becomes monarch of England, reestablishes Anglicanism 
Massacre of French Protestants (Huguenots) at Vassy. 
Pope St. Pius V
King James Bible published

Inquisition forces Galileo to recant his belief in Copernican theory 
Thirty Years War pits Protestants against Catholics 
Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture -- by Michelangelo Buonarroti, William E. Wallace; Hardcover

Michelangelo : The Vatican Frescoes
by Pierluigi De Vecchi, Gianluigi Colalucci (Contributor) (Hardcover - March 1997)

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
by Bodhi (Editor), Bhikkhu Bodhi (Translator) (Hardcover)

Believing in Jesus : A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith
by Leonard Foley, Jeremy Harrington (Paperback - March 2001)

Here I Stand : A Life of Martin Luther
by Roland Herbert Bainton (Paperback - January 1995)

On Being a Theologian of the Cross : Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518
by Gerhard O. Forde (Paperback - August 1997)

The Authentic Dhammapada of the Buddha
by Shakya Aryanatta (Paperback - June 2001)

Living Buddha, Living Christ
by Thich Nhat Hanh, David Steindl-Rast (Paperback - September 1997)

What Is Anglicanism (The Anglican Studies Series)
by Urban Tigner Holmes (Mass Market Paperback - January 1982)

The French Wars of Religion : Selected Documents (Documents in History Series)
by David Potter (Translator) (Hardcover - January 1998)

The Spanish Inquisition : A Historical Revision -- by Henry Kamen; Paperback

The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth-Century Spain
by B. Netanyahu (Paperback - October 2001)

The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible : With Main Concordance, Appendix to the Main Concordance, Topical Index to the Bible, Dictionary (1990)
by James Strong (Editor), Thomas Nelson (Hardcover - February 1997)

The Holy Bible New King James Version : Burgundy Genuine Leather Wide Margin Reference
(Leather Bound - April 2001)

The Macarthur Study Bible New King James Version
by John F. MacArthur (Hardcover)


The Buddhist Education and Information Network

Religious Persecution

Virtual Religion Index (art and archaeology)

Religious Icon and Image Archive

Torquemada, The Spanish Inquisition, and Today's American Inquisition

The Spanish Inquisition

The Biblical Studies Foundation

The King James Bible


Pope Clement XI
Pope Innocent XIII
Pope Benedict XIII
 Pope Clement XIII
 Pope Leo XII
 Pope Pius VIII
 Darwin publishes The Origin of Species
The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin, Greg Suriano (Editor) (Hardcover - June 1998)

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by David Hugh Farmer (Paperback - January 1998)

Darwin's Dangerous Idea : Evolution and the Meanings of Life
by Daniel Clement Dennett (Paperback - June 1996)

Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution
by Kenneth R. Miller (Paperback)

Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? : The Relationship Between Science and Religion
by Michael Ruse (Hardcover - November 2000)

Witness To Hope
by George Weigel (Hardcover - October 1999)

Theory of Evolution and Creation Science


The Scopes Monkey trial



Pope St. Pius X
Mother Theresa
Billy Graham
"Monkey Trial" of John T. Scopes in Tennessee after he teaches evolution in his classroom
 Nazi holocaust murders Jews, other minorities
Start of Chinese Communist attack on Buddhism
Formation of World Fellowship of Buddhists
Pope John Paul II
Suffering into Joy : What Mother Theresa Teaches About True Joy
by Eileen Egan, Kathleen Egan (Contributor) (Paperback - October 1994

The Experience of God : Orthodox Dogmatic Theology Volume 2: The World, Creation and Deification
by Dumitru Staniloae (Paperback)

Scientific Creationism
by Henry M. Morris (Editor) (Paperback - December 1974)

In Six Days : Why Fifty Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation
by John F. Ashton (Editor) (Paperback)

Biblical Creationism : What Each Book of the Bible Teaches About Creation & the Flood
by Henry Morris (Paperback - April 2000)

Ministry of Greed : The Inside Story of the Televangelists and Their Holy Wars (Newsweek Book)
by Larry Martz, Ginny Carroll

Holy Wars : The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism
by Dilip Hiro

Lives of the Popes : The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II
by Richard P. McBrien (Paperback - February 2000)

Mother Theresa, The Official Website

The Material History of American Religion

Billy Graham

The Changing Church

Fundamentalism in Christianity and Islam

Religious Cults, Sects, and Denomination


World Leaders Religion Wars Inventions

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