A Church History Volume 3

A Church History Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...the offices of the Church. Such was the condition of the Virgins of the Church in the latter part of the fourth century, and in the fifth and sixth centuries. In addition to these cautionary measures, by which the Virgins of the Church were protected against opportunities of intercourse with men, and against temptation to break their vow of celibacy, any violation of that vow was denounced by the doctors2 of the Church in stern language, and was visited by the canons3 of the Church with severe penalties. Thus the Church in authoritative frankness and plainness of speech set the matter clearly before the eyes of 140 Results of the system. 5 De Inst. Virg. cap. I, and Exhort. Virg. cap. 10. "Nullus sit tuus sine matre processus; ipsa quoque ad Ecclesiam processio rarior sit adolescentulis." S. Basil de Virg. cap. 19. 6 S. Basil de Virgin. cap. 37.? S. Ambrose, Exhort. Virg. cap. 10. 8 See S. Basil, Epitimia Canonicarum, ii. 530. Concil. Trullan. Can. 41. 9 Concil. Carthag. i. 3. 1 S. Ambrose de Lapsu Virginis, cap. 7. Council of Epaon, Can. 38. Council of Rouen, Can. 10. 2 S. Basil de Virgin. caps. 39, 40, 42. S. Ambrose de Lapsu Virg. c. 5. S. Epiphanius, Haeres. c. 61. S. Augustine de Bono Viduit. cap. 9. 3 Concil. Ancyran. Can. 19. Concil. Turon. i. 6. Concil. Venet. Can. 4. Concil. Valent. i. 2. Concil. Matiscon, i. Can. 12. Thomassinus, Eccl. Disc. tom. iv. p. 63. fervid postulants, and doubtless deterred many from taking a vow of celibacy. If this system had been based on sound foundations of human nature and Holy Scripture, it must be confessed to have been a wise one, and had the merit of logical consistency. It exhorted Virgins not to take a vow of celibacy, unless they felt that they had the gift to keep it.4 It withdrew the...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625560
  • 9781236625564