Lectures Upon the Ecclestiastical History of the First Three Centuries, from the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the Year 313 Volume 2

Lectures Upon the Ecclestiastical History of the First Three Centuries, from the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the Year 313 Volume 2

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...Alexander, 'in a letter which he wrote shortly after to the Christians at Antioch, speaks of his bonds having been made lighter by the joyful news of such an appointment'. Clement See page 248. VI. 13. dAlexanderapudEus.VI.14. cents' Ens. Chron. Clement dedicated one of his I Ens. H. E. VI. 11. works to Alexander, E us. H. E. was the bearer of this letter; and I should infer that some improvement in the affairs of the Christians enabled him to leave his retirement in Cappadocia, and to pay this visit to the church of Antioch. Alexander himself was also released shortly after. About the year 214 he took a journey to Jerusalem: and since he is said to have gone thither merely from motives of devotion, and to see the scene of the crucifixion, it is plain that the Christians must have been suffering less molestation. His journey to Jerusalem was an important incident in his life; and will require us to go back to the history of a man, who had now for some time disappeared from the world. This was Narcissus, whom I have_mentioned as having retired from the bishopric of Jerusalem in consequence of some calumnious reports which were spread against him. His life appears to have been passed during that interval in a course of ascetic discipline and mortification, which was now becoming popular with many Christians, and which obtained for them a character of peculiar sanctity. When three persons had been successively chosen to fill the vacant see, Narcissus at length reappeared, and his innocence having been fully demonstrated, he was constrained to take upon him once more the cares of the bishopric. His great age soon made him feel himself incapable of the burden. Not long after this he is spoken of as being 116 years old; and his clergy decidedshow more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575008
  • 9781236575005