The Living Age Volume 189

The Living Age Volume 189

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the main facade above the portals. The history of the universal Church is indicated by the following statues on the topmost tier, reading from east to west and beginning in the eastern corner, technically called the north-east return. Latin and Greek Learning. (I) Bede and (2) Theodore (an the nnrllz-east return T e Primiliz/e C/zurc/1. (3) St. Alban and (4) St. Aidan. Roman Clzrirtianily. (5) St. Augustine and (6) St. Paulinus. Manastzt Institutions. (7) St. Benedict and (8) St. Dunstan..'l!i.r: z'ons and lllartyrdoms. (9) St. Boniface and (to) St. Edmund. zlledieval Learning and Science. (ll) Roger Bacon and (12) Grostete (on the soul: -west return). First, upon thefrant, comes the primitive Church in Great Britain, here embodied in two early saints (Nos. 3 and 4), one St. Alban, the protomartyr of the British Church, the other St. Aidan, the apostle to Iona. A layman and a soldier, St. Alban was martyred during the persecution in Britain under Diocletian (304). Tradition relates that he, a pagan warrior, sheltered a Christian teacher in his hut to protect him from his persecutors. By his guest Alban was converted to Christianity, and ardently embraced the new faith. Before he could be baptized soldiers came to drag away his visitor to martyrdom, but Alban, concealing his identity beneath the teacher's cloak, gave himself up in the place of his friend. When discovered he openly acknowledged himself a Christian, and was first scourged, then beheaded. He wears here the famous cloak, and holds his military sword and the mflrtyr's palm. At Verulamium, the place of his birth and martyrdom, the great monastery of St. Albans was founded in his honor. The " illustrious " St. Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, is...
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  • Paperback | 642 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,129g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682038X
  • 9781236820389