The Book of Religion and Empire

The Book of Religion and Empire

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...mercy be with her--clear and joyful messages, which we do not see fulfilled and realised except by the appearance of the Prophet--may God bless and save him. Indeed, to Hagar messages have been announced such as no wife of ancient men can claim the like of them, after the pure and the virgin Mary, mother of the Christ--peace be with him. Moreover, to Mary--peace be with her--the Christ was announced once only, while to Hagar Ishmael was announced twice; and to his father--peace be with him--he was announced several times. God willing, I will explain this in its due place. What the Most High God revealed to Abraham--peace be with him--exclusively about Ishmael, is His saying through Moses--peace be with him--in the tenth chapter of the first Book of the Torah. God said there to Abraham--peace be with him--"I have heard (thy prayer)1 about Ishmael; I have blessed him, increased him, and magnified him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation."1 1 In the Biblical quotations of the following pages the words between parentheses are missing in the Syriac Version. This is in the version of Marcus, the translator (tar7'aman); but in the Torah, translated by seventy-two Jewish priests, it is said "He will beget twelve nations." 2 No promises and no announcements about anyone could be greater than the saying of the Most High God: "I have blessed him, increased him, and multiplied him exceedingly." Less than this coming from the Most High God is great, and not so much as this is sublime, because the measure that God considers as considerable and exceedingly great, there is no measure greater than it. This is a rebuke and a rebuff to that rude and impudent man who found fault...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760883
  • 9781236760883
  • 2,255,674