Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names, or an Attempt to Trace the Religious Belief, Sacred Rites, and Holy Emblems of Certain Nations, Vol. 2

Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names, or an Attempt to Trace the Religious Belief, Sacred Rites, and Holy Emblems of Certain Nations, Vol. 2 : By an Interpretation of the Names Given to Children by Priestly Authority, or Assumed by Prophets, Kings, and

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Excerpt from Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient Names, or an Attempt to Trace the Religious Belief, Sacred Rites, and Holy Emblems of Certain Nations, Vol. 2: By an Interpretation of the Names Given to Children by Priestly Authority, or Assumed by Prophets, Kings, and Hierarchs Indeed our newspapers teem with controversial epistles, which abuse Romanists, Ritualists, Dissenters, Deists, Atheists, Pantheists, and Evangelicals alike. Even the Church, said to be the earthly representative of the Prince of Peace, is a belligerent, and discharges the vials of her wrath upon any one of her own body who ventures to cultivate his mental powers, if he develops them so as to displease her. It is true that modern theologians only fight with the pen, tongue, curses, excommunications, and similar weapons, rather than with sword and gun, cannon and bonfire. Yet the hate between rivals is as deadly now as it was when they fought at the dagger's point. Surely, thought I, all this fighting must be folly. There can only be one true religion, and it would be well for the world if all would unite to seek it with conscientious diligence, rather than fight about its best mask. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 1074 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 54mm | 1,402g
  • Forgotten Books
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  • 0243329113
  • 9780243329113