History is defined as much by locations as by individuals. To be in the right place at the right time can have a tremendous influence in shaping the history of the communities and movements globally. Location is important in tracing our spiritual Lineage for two reasons: firstly because the social, political, economic and spiritual climate of a location can shape the trajectory of history as much as the individuals involved. Secondly because the overarching motif of the historical narrative of the church is based on Acts 17:26-27 which says “He (God) hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him and find Him”. In other words, God places certain people in certain locations for the express purpose of leading them into fellowship with himself. Location matters, it made a world of difference in the movement of the reformation.

The Reformation Wall

The Rome of the Reformation Geneva was originally a Catholic city, ruled by a count under the jurisdiction of the Holy Roman Empire. Geneva received its first Bishop in the 5th century. In the 14th Century the city was granted a large degree of autonomy and became...

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France During the Reformation

France in the Reformation Era The historian Wylie places the beginnings of the French Reformation in 1510 with the conversion of Lefevre to Protestantism. Louis XII was on the throne of France and he was perhaps the wisest monarch that occupied the throne at that...

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The Roman Empire from 313-538 AD

The Roman Empire under Diocletian Europe in 300 AD was firmly under the control of the Roman Empire, and Christians, in general, were hunted and persecuted throughout the Empire. From Nero to Diocletian the persecution was relentless and unforgiving, encompassing...

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Europe in the High Middle Ages

Europe at the turn of the 11th Century Medieval Europe in the early middle ages (500-1000 AD) was an overwhelmingly illiterate, politically insignificant and economically underdeveloped one-horse continent with an appalling mortality rate. All this changed however in...

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The Holy Roman Empire

What was The Holy Roman Empire? The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation was a grand idea that didn’t really materialize into an equally grand reality. The Empire was founded in 800 AD by Charlemagne and was the most powerful state in early medieval Europe,...

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Europe in the Late Middle Ages (1300-1500)

Europe at the turn of the 14th Century The late middle ages opened as an era of unparalleled crisis in Europe as disaster after disaster struck every aspect of European life causing much of the prosperity of the high middle ages to crumble. The high middle ages were a...

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The British Isles and the Celtic Church (400-600 AD)

Celtic Christianity and the British Isles There is very little extant archaeological data to piece together a comprehensive historical picture of Celtic society and the Celtic Church in the British Isles in Early Christian times and a lot of what is known is pieced...

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