Origines Ecclesiasticae; Or the Antiquities of the Christian Church and Other Works. in Nine Volumes Volume 9

Origines Ecclesiasticae; Or the Antiquities of the Christian Church and Other Works. in Nine Volumes Volume 9

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...this is not prescribed as necessary by Divine command, but as a laudable custom of the Church. 2. The reverence is not to be paid to the name, or word itself, but to the person of the Lord Jesus at the mention of his name. 3. If any one cannot think this lawful, yet he may hold communion with the Church, and join with those that do, as Christian brethren. And thus far I am sure the French Church will go along with us. For though they have no canon to enjoin this practice, yet neither have they to condemn it; nor do any of their writers speak against it as superstitious or unlawful. Peter Martyr says a thing that will fully justify it. For he tells us, " It is a pious custom among some to bow the knee and worship, whenever they hear those words of St. John, ' The Word was made flesh: ' and we cannot, nor ought not to say, they worship the bare words, but the person signified thereby e.' If it be lawful and a pious custom to bow the knee, and do reverence to Christ, at the hearing of the name Logos, or Word, which is one of the names of Christ; is it not altogether as lawful and pious to do the same thing at the hearing of another of his names, provided the reverence be not done to the name itself, but to the person whose name it is? Peter Martyr, no doubt, would have said as much of the one as the other, had his argument led him to it: but he brings his instance only to justify kneeling at the eucharist: of which I have spoken more fully before in its proper place. e Petr. Martyr. Loc. Commun. class, iv. cap. x. n. 1. Multi pie genu flectunt et adorant, illis verbis evangelii auditis, ' Et Verbum caro factum est;' nee tamen ipsa verba dicenda sunt adorari, verum significata. (Amstel. 1656. p. 681.) But some ask us, why the Church enjoins...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236585271