Historicle Commentaries of the State of Christianity

Historicle Commentaries of the State of Christianity

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... the Christians in general, and p. 221. more particularly in Egypt, and the truths of the Gospel were embraced by some even of those who were distinguished by the title of philosophers, yet there was every where a considerable scarcity of learned and eloquent men; and by far the greater part of the bishops and elders of the churches took to themselves credit rather than shame, for their utter ignorance of all human arts and discipline. (1) Tertullian, at nearly the end of his Apology, observes, with much elegance and ingenuity, Nee quicquam prqficit exquisitior qu&que crudelitas vestra, zllecebra est magis secta. Plures efficimur, quoties melimur a vobis: Semen est sanquis Christianorum. It is remarked also by Justin Marly? (in Dialog, cum. Tryphone, p. 322. edit. Jebbianae, ) "Oaam a? Toi&vtcl Tu yivw&i, cc-cvro pahXov ahXol 7Thziov&s Trier To) aai Qeorefi&is eTia T'ov Ovo/ucltos Tqu 'lutrou yiyvovTat. Quantomagis ejusmodi qumdam innos eoopediuntur lormenla, tanto alii plures fideles el verce religionis cultores per nomen Jesu fiunl. This lie illustrates by a simile by no means inelegant: 'ob-oiov, eav dft7riov Tis ItcTeun To. xx7ropopriravTa, - g-, its To dvafihctcrTno-ctt ZTspovs tchafoug au) iv&ab.us teal x-ctpTrotpopovs dvetfitPuxrr Tqv duTov Tp'ovov xai tf fycwv yivemi. Quemadmodumenim si quis vilisexcidatfruciifi canles partes ul palmiies quidem alios fioridos et frugiferos proferat, facit: ita in nobis quoque accidiL Plantata namque a Deo et Chrislo Servatore vilis est ejus propidus. (2) That this was the case, and that those gifts of the Holy Spirit which are commonly termed miraculous, were liberally imparted by Heaven to numbers of the Christians, not only in this but likewise in the succeeding age, and more...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236658884
  • 9781236658883