Top 100 Christian leaders in all of church history

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  1. blessedwife318

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    So a spin off on the the 100 influential Christians in America.
    I thought it might be instresting to see what kind of list BB would come up with
    If we looked at all of church history.
    I think we can agree that someone inclusion on the list does not mean you have to agree with what he taught, just that he had influence on the Church one way or the other.

    Here is my first 10, and my list will mostly be in chronological order as that's just how I think. After I get my 100 I may go back and try to rank them in influential order.

    1. Jesus
    2. Peter
    3. James the brother of Jesus
    4. John
    5. Paul
    6. Barnabas
    7. Silas
    8. Matthew
    9. Mark
    10. Luke
     
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    11.Clement of Rome
    12. Mathetes
    13. Polycarp
    14. Ignatius
    15. Barnabas
    16. Papias
    17. Justin Martyr
    18. Irenaeus
    19. Clement of Alexandria
    20. Augustine
     
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    21. Eusebius
    22. Athanasius
    23. Gregory of Nyssa
    24. Jerome
    25. Cyril of Jerusalem
    26. Socrates
    27. Basil
    28. Ambruse
    29. Leo the Great
    30. Gregory the Great.

    31. Constantine
    32. Theodosius
    33. Benedict
    34. St Patrick
    35. Clovis
    36. Leo III
    37. Gregory III
    38. Charlemagne
    39. Louis the Pious
    40. Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV

    41. Pope Gregory VII
    42. Pope Urban II
    43. Pope Clement V
    44. Pope Urban VI
    45. Pope Clement VIII
    46. Pope Martin V
    47. John Wycliffe
    48. John Huss
    49. John Tinsel
    50. Martin Luther

    51. Huldrych Zwingli
    52. William Tyndale
    53.King Henry VIII
    54. John Calvin
    55. Queen Elizabeth
    56. King Edward VI
    57.William Bates
    58. John Owen
    59. John Bunyan
    60. Richard Baxter

    61. John Knox
    62. Issac Watts
    63. Johnathan Edwards
    64. George Whitefield
    65. Samuel Bavis
    66. John Wesley
    67. Charles Wesley
    68. George Keith
    69. David Braniard
    70. John Wright

    71. William Carey
    72. Hudson Taylor
    73. David Livingston
    74. George Muller
    75. Charles Spurgeon
    76. Billy Sunday
    77. John Darby
    78. C I Scofield
    79. Charles Finny
    80. DL Moddy

    81. Fanny Crosby
    82. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    83. Karl Barth
    84. Billly Grahnm
    85. Jerry Falwell
    86. CS Lewis
    87. Jim Lewis
    88. Martin Loyld Jones
    89. Lottie Moon
    90. Annie Armstrong

    91. Rick Warren
    92. Bill Hyble
    93. Bob Jones
    94. John MacArthur
    95. Sinclair Ferguson
    96. Ligon Duncan
    97. Voddie Baucham
    98. CJ Mahaney
    99. Al Mohler
    100. John Piper
     
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    I would replace #7 with Tim Lahaye.

    Just kidding, lol.

    Of Biblical figures mine would be...

    1. The Lord;

    2. Paul;

    3. John; (I have to say it's pretty close for me between John and Paul);

    4. Peter;

    5. Matthew (because most will read him first);

    6. Luke;

    7. Mark;

    8. The writer of Hebrews (if he is not Paul);

    9. James (kind of a trouble-maker but no question influential);

    10. Barnabus.


    Great thread.

    God bless.
     
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    Socrates? He had a lot of influence on early Christian thought but he was hardly a Christian. In fact he lived some 300 or 400 years before Christ.

    On the whole, a pretty good list. I would tweak it a little in the later centuries but not much.
     
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    Different Socrates :)
     
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    Oh I meant Jim Elliot. That's what I get for doing the list on my phone lol
     
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    Sixteen Leaders Who Died In The 20th Century

    Even as a layman I think I know Church History fairly well. Yet I don't recognize the names of : John Tinsel, William Bates, George Keith, John Wright and Annie Armstrong. Are they that significant "in all of church history" as you titled this thread?

    For now I will list some important leaders who died in the 20th century.

    J.C. Ryle (1816-1900)
    Benjamin M. Palmer (1818-1902)
    Alexander MacLaren (1826-1910)
    B. H. Carroll (1843-1914)
    Alexander Whyte (1836-1921)
    B.B. Warfield (1851-1921)
    F.B. Meyer (1847-1929)
    J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937)
    A.W. Pink (1886-1952)
    Donald G. Barnhouse (1895-1960)
    A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)
    John Murray (1898-1975)
    Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984)
    Gordon H. Clark (1902-1985)
    F.F. Bruce (1910-1990)
    James S. Stewart (1896-1990)
     
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    1. I would spell D.L. Moody's name with two O's and one D'.

    2. C.H Spurgeon and D.L. Moody get quoted here by me a lot - and we see one or two posters here reminding us how we need not be concerned about their views when those views differ with someone on this board.
     
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    Leaders Who Died In The 19th Century

    John Newton (1725-1807)
    Rowland Hill (1744-18330
    Charles Simeon (1759-1836)
    John Rippon (1751-1836)
    Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843)
    Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844)
    Joseph Irons (1785-1852)
    William Jay (1769-1853)
    William Cunningham (1805-1861)
    Robert Smith Candlish (1806-1873)
    Charles Hodge (1797-1878)
    Octavius Winslow (1808-1878)
    James P. Boyce (1827-1888)
    John A. Broadus (1827-1895)
     
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    Leaders Who Died In The 18th Century

    Matthew Henry (1662-1714)
    Robert Trail (1642-1716)
    Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
    James Hervey (1714-1758)
    William Grimshaw (1708-1763)
    John Brine (1703-1765)
    John Gill (1697-1771)
    Augustus Toplady (1740-1778)
    Daniel Rowland (1713-1790)
    Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntington (1707-1791)
    William Romaine (1714-1795)
     
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    I'm sure there is a reason for including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I on this list but I haven't figured it out.
     
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    Pope Ellen White, the only INSPIRED INTERPRETER of NT and OT , the only prophet in the entire universesince 96AD, should be up there next to Christ
     
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    Leaders Who Died In The 17th Century

    William Perkins (1558-1602)
    Theodore Beza (1519-1605)
    William Ames (1576-1633)
    Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)
    Johannes Bogerman (1576-1637)
    Francis Gomarus (1563-1641)
    Jeremiah Burroughs (1600-1546)
    William Twisse (1578-1646)
    Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
    Thomas Watson (1620-1677)
    Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)
    Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680)
    Roger Williams (1603-1683)
    Francis Turretin (1623-1687)
    John Flavel (1627-1691)
     

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