A Manual of Religious Instruction [Transl]

A Manual of Religious Instruction [Transl]

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...expansive force of that warlike religion. Historians are also at one in showing forth their salutary influence socially, politically, and scientifically. During some time Arabian science, profiting by the literary treasures of the Greek countries conquered by Islamism, was a light for the West. It must be added that the final failure of the Crusades was not without an influence on the religious state of men's minds. It was then perceived that the popes could promise in the name of God things which God would not accomplish, that Christ's religion was not bound to any one spot, and, finally, that He who was among the living was not to be sought for among the dead. 4. After the Crusades, Mohamedanism received a final impulse by the adjunction of the Turks, a people of Asiatic origin, who effected the last invasion of barbarians on the soil of Europe. In 1453, the wrecks of the Greek empire and Constantinople, valiantly defended by its last emperor, Constantine Paleologus, fell a prey to Islam. Later on, even Vienna had to tremble. But this was its supreme effort. Christianity had in every respect regained a temporal and spiritual superiority, which increases every day. Christian civilization on all sides encroaches on that of the Moslems. No longer do the Turks hold anything more than a camp in Europe. Greece is independent, France in Algeria, England in India, Holland in Java, entire Europe in Egypt and Syria, exercise an ascendancy over the enfeebled sectaries of the prophet of Mecca. Africa alone still presents a vast field for Moslem propagandism, which does a good work there by combating among the negroes of the interior feticism and cannibalism. 5. Mohamedanism lacks that which forms the vitality and the eternal youth of Christianity, its...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605853
  • 9781236605856