The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire

John Murray, 1875

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Página 201 - Christian parents, bred up in the faith, and before he was twenty years old, found himself master of considerable wealth, and charged with the care of a younger sister. He was a youth of ardent imagination, vehement impulses, and so imperfectly educated as to be acquainted with no language but his native Egyptian." A constant attendant on Christian worship, he had long looked back with admiration on those primitive times when the Christians laid all their worldly goods at the feet of the Apostles....
Página 319 - I have said, related to the Sacraments. After the agitation of the Trinitarian question, there seems to have been some desire to withdraw that holy mystery likewise from the gaze of the profane, which the popular tumults, the conflicts between the Arians and Athanasians of the lowest orders, in the streets of Constantinople and Alexandria, show to have been by no means successful. The apocalyptic hymn, the Trisagion, makes a part indeed of all the older liturgies, which belong to the end of the third...
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Página 182 - ... the Manicheans and against Pelagius, Augustine had the power of seemingly at least, bringing down those abstruse subjects to popular comprehension. His vehement and intrepid dogmatism hurried along the unresisting mind, which was allowed no pause for the sober examination of difficulties, or was awed into acquiescence by the still suspended charge of impiety. The imagination was at the same time kept awake by a rich vein of allegoric interpretation, dictated by the same bold decision, and enforced...
Página 355 - M. Beugnot has pointed out one remarkable characteristic of Claudian's poetry and of the times — his extraordinary religious indifference. Here is a poet writing at the actual crisis of the complete triumph of the new religion, and the visible...
Página 87 - Grant me but the liberty of living according to my ancient usage. This religion has subdued the world to my dominion ; these rites repelled Hannibal from my walls, the Gauls from the Capitol. Have I lived thus long, to be rebuked in my old age for my religion. It is too late ; it would be discreditable to amend in my old age. I intreat but peace for the gods of Rome, the tutelary gods of our country.
Página 323 - Rochette, wrote against it. days of persecution, the reverence for those who endured martyrdom for the religion of Christ had grown up out of the best feelings of man's improved nature. Reverence gradually grew into veneration, worship, adoration. Although the more rigid theology maintained a marked distinction between the honours shown to the martyrs and that addressed to the Redeemer and the Supreme Being, the line was too fine and invisible not to be transgressed by excited popular feeling.
Página 22 - Christianity, from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire. 3 Vols. Post Svo. 18>. Latin Christianity, including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.
Página 419 - The great object of the victorious, to a certain extent, of both parties was the closest approximation, in one sense the identification, of the Saviour with the unseen and incomprehensible Deity. Though the human nature of Christ was as strenuously asserted in theory, it was not dwelt upon with the same earnestness and constancy as his divine. To magnify — to purify this from all earthly leaven — was the object of all eloquence. Theologic disputes on this point withdrew or diverted the attention...

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