The Home Missionary Volume 78

The Home Missionary Volume 78

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...past and present history will furnish a unique example. The world owes a great debt to Italy for its contributions to art and-architecture, to literature and law. It was providential that at the dawn of the Christian era the.Roman eagles had spread their power through all the world. From Italy came Dante, whom we shall remember for his "Divine Comedy "and his love for Beatrice. Columbus, that fearless navigator who pushed out through the Pillars of Hercules into the unknown sea, was an Italian. Every ship that comes to our shores owes its chart to him. Every reformer who fights his battle against fearful odds gets inspiration from Savonarola, the Friar of Ferarra, who revolutionized Florence. If Leonardo da Vinci had done nothing else for the world than to paint "The Last Supper," we should owe him an unpaid debt. Then there are Galileo and Michel Angelo, to say nothing of Caesar and Cicero, Cato, and the host of noble Romans who stood as types for the literary genius of Shakespeare and the world. Further, we owe a debt to Italy for giving us Marconi, the master of wireless telegraphy. We are glad to learn that he is a modest Christian man, a member of the famous Waldensian Church, which to-day enrolls one-half of the Protestants of Italy. That church received its freedom fifty-six years ago. Since then it has given more martyrs, in proportion to its size, for the advancement of Christ's Kingdom, than any other church. in Christendom. Fifteen thousand of them there are in that little church in Italy to-day, and in them is splendid prophecy for the future of that people. In view of her large contributions to the life of the world and the example of a missionary church, to say nothing of the motive in the divine command, ...
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750993
  • 9781236750990