Timeline of world history

The Apostolic Era

The Early Church

Beyond the Roman Empire

World Christianity


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World Christianity


  • 1549: Francis Xavier attempts to enter China.
  • 1637-1638: Shimbara rebellion in Japan.  Christian peasants protest repression.
  • 1658: Société des missions ètrangéres ("Foreign Mission Society") founded in Paris.
  • 1692: Edict of Toleration for Christians in China
  • 1716: Christian teaching prohibited in China.
  • 1804: British and Foreign Bible Society founded in London.
  • 1878: Covenant Missionaries go to Alaska
  • 1948: World Council of Churches founded.

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