Defensio Fidei Nicaenae; A Defense of the Nicene Creed, Out of the Extant Writings of the Catholick Doctors, Who Flourished During the Three First Centuries of the Christian Church; In Which Also Is Incidentally Vindicated the Volume 2

Defensio Fidei Nicaenae; A Defense of the Nicene Creed, Out of the Extant Writings of the Catholick Doctors, Who Flourished During the Three First Centuries of the Christian Church; In Which Also Is Incidentally Vindicated the Volume 2

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... it must be said, either that those passages of Lactantius respecting the generation of the Son in Book ii. chap. 9, and Book iv. chap. 8, which, with good reason, have been especially blamed by Petavius and other learned men as absurd and impious, were corrupted by heretics; or, at any rate, that Lactantius himself was misled by some heretic. Certainly, 674 as regards the latter passage, Xystus Betuleius, in his notes on the chapter, at the end, expressed his suspicions that Lactantius had fallen into the hands of some falsifier. At any rate this is certain, that there are now extant in that chapter some statements which are utterly at variance with the doctrine of the chapter next following, and also with those statements which we have elsewhere alleged out of Lactantius, as we shall shew afterwards. But in Book ii. 2 Deus chap. 9, good heavens2, how inconsistent is what Lactantius has written, if indeed it were Lactantius who wrote it. In the edition of Betuleius4, in that of Geneva and others, the following words occur near the beginning of the chapter"5: 3genuit. "As the mother in an unexampled manner produced3 her Maker j so must we believe that the Father, after an in 4genuisse. effable manner, produced4 one co-eternal with Himself. Of His Mother was born one who was already in being; of His Father, one who once was not. Let faith believe this; let not understanding search into it; lest either not finding it she deem it to be incredible, or discovering it believe 5 singulare. it not to be unparalleled5." Here Betuleius informs us that in the Roman edition, which had been published seventy yearsf before he wrote, and which he says was very accu d Basil. 1563. The passage occurs, ne aut non inventum putet incredibile, ...show more

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