The Historic Episcopate

The Historic Episcopate

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...bishop draws of her condition, without either exciting criticism or calling forth a reply. The council of the Apostles was a body in which none of the Twelve aspired to the Master's place, simply because that place was not vacant, and never could be. They were not a lordless and headless body, for he was with them as truly as when he visibly walked before them on their journeys through Galilee and Judaea. So the council of the presbyters in the local church required no visible superior, because their Lord and Master was the head of every church, as of every man in its fellowship. In both cases the seemingly empty place was symbolic of the unseen but real presence of their divine Lord, just 1 Si maritufi peregre proficiscena amico Buo commendasset uxorem suam custodienclam, commendatam sibi ille quanta posset diligentia conservaret, ne ab aliquo castitas ejus et sanctitas adulteraretur. Christus Dominus et Deus noster ad Patrem proficiscens Sponsam suam nobis commendavit. Ut-rumne earn incorruptam et inviolatam custodiemus, an integritatem ejus et castitatem moechis et corruptoribus prodemus? Cypriani Opera, Curante E. G. Geredorf (Leipzig, 1838-8), I, 276. as the Christian house of worship, unfurnished with either image or picture, announced to the faith of every true worshiper the abiding presence of the Saviour with his own. When that faith decayed, a visible head came to fill the vacuum this left. He came as the monarchic bishop of the local church, the high priest of a new worship. He came as the archbishop of the provinces, as the patriarch of the great divisions of the empire, and finally as the pope of Christendom. And with this change came also the images and statues into the churches, although the early apologists had laid stress upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664469
  • 9781236664464