A History of the Church

A History of the Church : Beginning with the Tree of Life, and Up to the Twentieth Century (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A History of the Church: Beginning With the Tree of Life, and Up to the Twentieth Century Fifth - That in the mass, or public service, there is offered unto God a true and propitiatory sacrifice for the quick and dead; and that in the sacrament of the eucharist, under the forms of bread and wine, are really and substantially present the body and blood, to gether with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ; and that there is a conversion made of the whole substance of one bread into His body, and of the wine into His blood, which is called transubstantiation, according to our Lord's words to His disciples, This is my body. Etc - Matt. Xxvi. 26; wherefore it becomes with them an object of adoration. Further; it is a matter of discipline, not of doctrine, in the Roman Cath olic church, that the laity receive the eucharist in one kind, that is, in bread only. This sacrifice of the mass was, they think, predicted by the prophet Malachi, (i. Who says, In every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 440g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 156 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243229844
  • 9780243229840