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 First - That St. Peter was deputed by Christ to be his vicar, and the head of the Catholic church; and that the bishops of Rome, 'being his successors, have the same aposto'lic authority; for our Saviour said in Matt, xvi. 18, Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church? By which rock they understand St. Peter himself, as the name signifies, and not his confession, as the Protestants explain it. And a succession in the church being now supposed necessary under the New Testament, - as Aaron had his succession under the old dispensation, which was a figure of the new-this suc cession can now, they contend, be shown only in the chair of St. Peter at Rome, where, it is asserted, he presided twenty-five years previous to his death; there: fore the bishops of Rome are his true successors. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 440g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243229844
  • 9780243229840