Church History, Lesson 14: The Rise of Monasticism

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Recap and Intro When Valerian became Emperor in 257 AD, he began the first Empire-wide persecution of Christians.  Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, was sent into exile.  The next year, Valerian ordered all Christian clergy to be killed.  So, Cyprian was brought out of exile and beheaded in Carthage on the 14th of September. The […]