Early Christianity
Martyrdom
Christian Empire
Reformations
Christianity in the New World and 20th Century
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"A doer of startling deeds" is how this first century Jewish historian described Jesus of Nazareth.

Who is Josephus?

100

This phrase is used to describe the Eucharist as the unblemished offering of Jesus' body in Catholic theology.

What is pure sacrifice?

100

This Roman Emperor convened the Council of Nicea in 325 CE to unify the Christian Church which was facing the threat of Arianism. 

Who is Constantine?

100

This 16th-century German monk and theologian is renowned for sparking the Protestant Reformation by challenging certain practices of the Catholic Church; his "95 Theses" are a key symbol of his quest for religious reform.

Who is Martin Luther?

100

Born in New Orleans in the late 18th century, this woman of African and French descent founded a religious congregation dedicated to serving the poor and marginalized; beatified in 2021, she is celebrated for her commitment to compassion and social justice.

Who is Henriette DeLille?

200

Not religio, but a superstition is how this first century historian referred to the Christians under Emperor Nero

Who is Tacitus?

200

This early Christian theologian wrote An Exhortation to Martyrdom which encouraged those facing persecution to be steadfast in their endurance of suffering for faith in Christ.

Who is Origen of Alexandria?

200

This bishop of Caesarea justified the emperor's rule on earth by comparing it to Christ's divine authority in heaven. 

Who is Eusebius?

200

A Swiss theologian and reformer, this contemporary of Martin Luther played a key role in the Swiss Reformation, advocating for the literal interpretation of Scripture and influencing the development of Reformed theology.

Who is Ulrich Zwingli?

200

Established in the mid-19th century in New Orleans, this Catholic religious congregation, founded by Henriette DeLille, has a mission focused on education, care for the elderly, and social services; they played a significant role in promoting racial harmony and social justice.

Who are the Sisters of the Holy Family?

300

Jesus performed miracles not by spells or incantations, but by his own divine authority and thus described as this in Chidester.

What is worker of wonders?

300

This Roman emperor, notorious for his persecution of early Christians, fiddled while Rome burned in the Great Fire of 64 AD; his reign ended in 68 AD with his suicide, marking a tumultuous chapter in Roman history.

Who is Emperor Nero?

300

DD. The Roman Emperor Constantine experienced a vision on the eve of this pivotal battle, featuring a symbol that he later adopted for his military standard; this iconic dream played a significant role in his conversion to Christianity.

What is the Battle of Melvin Bridge?

300

A 17th-century French priest and founder of charitable organizations, this saint dedicated his life to helping the poor and marginalized; he is recognized for his compassion and commitment to social justice.

Who is St. Vincent de Paul?

300

Enacted in the 17th century, this set of laws governed the treatment of slaves and free people of color in French colonies, notably in the Caribbean and Louisiana; its name, meaning "Black Code" in French, reflects its discriminatory regulations.

What is Code Noir?

400

This foundational scripture, consisting of five books and revered in a certain faith, provides guidance on ethical and religious principles; its name is derived from the Hebrew word meaning "instruction" or "teaching."

What is the Torah?

400

This courageous Christian woman, whose diary provides insight into her faith and perseverance, faced persecution in the games of ancient Carthage and was eaten by wild beasts. 

Who is Perpetua?

400

This influential woman, whose son became a prominent Roman Emperor, is credited with her Christian devotion and is believed to have embarked on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where she played a role in discovering significant religious relics.

Who is Helena?

400

This founder of the Society of Jesus wrote Spiritual Exercises, which aided the Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 16th century, advocating profound spiritual transformation, discernment and self-discipline for clergy especially. 

Who is Ignatius of Loyola?

400

Formed in the late 1970s by mothers seeking the truth about their missing children during Argentina's "Dirty War," this courageous group became a symbol of resistance against state-sponsored violence; their white headscarves became an emblem of their ongoing quest for justice and accountability.

Who are Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo?

500

Literally meaning "assembly" or "gathering," this Greek term is a used to describe the Christian community as the body of Christ.

What is ekklesia?

500

DD: The Christian martyr Perpetua, known for her courageous stand against persecution, documented her profound religious experiences including a vision of spiritual ascent by climbing this ascending stairway often used to reach high or elevated spaces.

What is a ladder?

500

Unlike the Edict of Milan which granted religious tolerance and ended persecution of Christians, this act declared Christianity as the state religion of the Roman Empire.

What is the Edict of Thessalonica?

500

This influential French theologian and pastor, known for his doctrines on predestination and the sovereignty of God, played a pivotal role in the development of Reformed theology during the Protestant Reformation.

Who is John Calvin?

500

DD: This young man depicted on the news was the grandchild of a kidnapped and slain young female Argentine activist who was later found by "Las Abuelitas" which emerged in Latin America to advocate for justice and human rights; predominantly composed of grandmothers, they tirelessly seek the truth about their grandchildren who disappeared during periods of political turmoil and conflict.

Who is Ignacio?

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