A History of the Church from the Earliest Ages to the Reformation, Volume 1

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1835 - Church history


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Page 303 - I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Page 10 - I have recourse to you for advice ; for it has appeared to me a matter highly deserving consideration, especially on account of the great number of persons who are in danger of suffering : for many of all ages, and of every rank, of both sexes likewise, are accused, and will be accused. Nor has the contagion of this superstition seized cities only, but the lesser towns also, and the open country.
Page 186 - How far it may be lawful and fitting to use falsehood as a medicine for the advantage of those who require such a method.
Page 115 - During the whole course of his reign, Marcus despised the Christians as a philosopher, and punished them as a sovereign.
Page 67 - From these facts, it is evident, that, first, about the end of the second, and the beginning of the third century...
Page 331 - For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles ; but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him ; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
Page 15 - ... at length these men, though really criminal, and deserving exemplary punishment, began to be commiserated as people who were destroyed, not out of regard to the public welfare, but only to gratify the cruelty of one man" ("Annals,
Page 194 - The bishops began with much personal dissension, and presented to the Emperor a variety of written accusations against each other ; the Emperor burnt all their libels and exhorted them to peace and unity. They then proceeded to examine the momentous question proposed to them. It was soon discovered that the differences, which it was intended to reconcile, might in their principle be reduced to one point, and that...
Page 46 - The sacraments of the primitive Church were two — those of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. The ceremony of immersion (the oldest form of baptism) was performed in the name of the three persons of the Trinity ; it was believed to be attended by the remission of original sin, and the entire regeneration of the infant or convert., by the passage from the land of bondage into the kingdom of salvation.
Page 15 - ... all of whom were condemned, not so much for the crime of burning the city, as for their enmity to mankind.

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