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Página 347 - Church holds to be sacred and canonical not because, having been carefully composed by mere human industry, they were afterwards approved by her authority, nor merely because they contain revelation, with no admixture of error, but because, having been written by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, they have God for their author, and have been delivered as such to the Church herself.
Página iv - DRAPER (John William), MD, LL.D. Professor in the University of New York; Author of "A Treatise on Human Physiology.
Página 49 - You have substituted your agapae for the sacrifices of the Pagans; for their idols your martyrs, whom you serve with the very same honors. You appease the shades of the dead with wine and feasts; you celebrate the solemn festivals of the Gentiles, their calends, and their solstices; and as to their manners, those you have retained without any alteration. Nothing distinguishes you from the Pagans, except that you hold your assemblies apart from them.
Página 65 - Is it possible that men can be so absurd as to believe that the crops and the trees on the other side of the earth hang downward, and that men have their feet higher than their heads ? If you ask them how they defend these monstrosities...
Página 224 - ... the building of the tower of Babel and the confusion of tongues...
Página 96 - Great God! if my course were not stopped by this sea, I would still go on, to the unknown kingdoms of the West, preaching the unity of thy holy name, and putting to the »word the rebellious nations who worship any other gods than thee."( 153) Yet this Mahometan Alexander, who sighed for new worlds, was unable to preserve his recent conquests.
Página 116 - He was not ignorant," says Abulpharagius, " that they are the elect of God, his best and most useful servants, whose lives are devoted to the improvement of their rational faculties.
Página 88 - This is to acquaint you that I intend to send the true believers into Syria to take it out of the hands of the infidels. And I would have you know, that the fighting for religion is an act of obedience to God.
Página vii - The history of Science is not a mere record of isolated discoveries; it is a narrative of the conflict of two contending powers, the expansive force of the human intellect on one side, and the compression arising from traditionary faith and human interests on the other.