The Poetical Works, Collected by Himself Volume 9

The Poetical Works, Collected by Himself 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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...showing why houses for the reception of penitent harlots ought not to be called Magdalen Houses; Mary Magdalen not being the sinner recorded in the 7th chapter of Luke, but a woman of distinction and excellent character, who laboured under some bodily infirmity, which our Lord miraculously healed. In the Shibboleth of Jean Despagne, is an article thus en titled: De Marie Magdelaine laquelle faussement on dit avoir CH6 fizmme de mauvaise vie: Lc tort qua luy font lea Theolagiens pour la plus part en leura sermons, en leurs livres; et specialement la Bible Angloise en I'Ar_r;ument du '7' chap. dc S. Luc. " The injury," says this Hugonot divine, " which the Romish church does to another Mary, the sister of Lazarus, has been sufliciently confuted by the orthodox. It has been ignorantly believed that this Mary, and another who was of Magdala, and the sinner who is spoken of in the 7th of Luke, are the same person, confounding the three in one. We have justified one of the three, to wit, her of Bethany, the sister of Lazarus; but her of Magdala we still defame, as if that Magdalen were the sinner of whom St. Luke speaks. " Nothing is more common in the mouth of the vulgar than the wicked life of the Magdalen. The preachers who wish to confess souls that are afllicted with horror at their sins, represent to them this woman as one of the most immodest and dissolute that ever existed, to whom, however, God has shown mercy. And, upon this same prejudice, which is altogether imaginary, has been founded a reason why the Son of God having been raised from the dead, appeared to Mary Magdalen before any other person; for, say they, it is because she had greater need of consolation, having been a greater sinner than more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
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  • English
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  • 9781236521859