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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... considered Christ as entitled to the highest honour, and that his true followers, although they were the authors of most grievous injuries to the Chris, tians, yet manifested a respect and esteem for the character of Christ himself, is placed beyond a doubt by a variety of testimonies. Propriety could not allow that a man who made it his object to bring about an union of all sects and religions, and maintained that Christ had come for the express purpose of reinstating the true and most ancient philosophy and religion of the human race, should either think or speak otherwise than honourably of this fame Christ. Neither is it at all probable that the veneration for Christ, which he had imbibed, as it were, with his mother's milk, could easily have been renounced by a man who, in departing from the true and right faith, appears to have been influenced, not so much by a depraved and vicious disposition, as by too great a partiality for the Egyptian philosophy and the ar, dour of an exuberant imagination. The reader will probably not be displeased at my adducing some passages from ancient authors in support of what I have thus advanced. Augustine enters much into dispute with those philosophers of his time who professed a respect and veneration for Christ, but maintained that the Christians had not adhered to the principles of their master. Lib. i. de Confensu Evangelijlarum, torn. iii. P. II. opp. cap. vi. xi. p. 5. Hoc dicunt, fays he, US vel maxime Pagani, qui Dominum ipsum Jesum Christum culpare aut blasphemare non audent, eique tribvunt excellentiflimam sapientiam, fed tamen tanquam Domini: discipulos vtro ejus, dicunt, magijlrosuo amplius fribuiffe quam erat, ut cum Filium Dei dicerent, et Verbum Dei per quod faBa funt omnia, et...
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870832
  • 9781236870834