Friedrich Nietzsche, influential philosopher, and critic of religion, disliked Christianity and said God was dead. What did he mean?
Jesus talked of everlasting damnation, but he gave no systematic account of what happens to those who die before the Age to Come arrives. Many early Christians believed in some form of reincarnation, but that the idea fell out of favour in the sixth century.
Centuries after the reformation, when King Henry VIII created the Anglican Church, conservative Anglicans and Episcopalians are returning to Catholicism. The Catholic Church is pleased to receive them.
Hadrian the African began as an infant refugee from North Africa, but later became Abbot of Canterbury in England. He was a theologian, a scholar, and a teacher, and he made a significant contribution to English Christianity. Hadrian rose to fame without seeking it.