The Principles of Church History Adapted to the Young

The Principles of Church History Adapted to the Young

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...most learned men of the age. During the persecution under Maximin, he fled What secret did he reveal? Why? On Origen's return, what coarse did Dometrius pursue? What was the decision of the council? What was done about his writings? What decision was pronounced on him? Where then did he go? What did he do? from Palestine and took refuge in the house of a friend. Here he was kept concealed for two years. In the house of this friend he found many valuablemd rare books, from which he gathered and preserved much precious knowledge. When the persecution ceased, he left the place of his retreat, and returned to Alexandria. There he continued his studies with untiring patience and industry, and performed mental labors which appear almost beyond the strength of mortals. So capacious was his mind, so vast his amount of knowledge, so great his ability, that six amanuenses were employed in writing what he dictated. He is said to have been the author of six thousand different works. St. Jerome says he wrote more than another man could read. If so bad a spirit as envy or jealousy prevailed in the minds of any towards this great man, yet all were constrained to acknowledge that he possessed a wonderful amount of knowledge and a masterly genius. Nor could any one deny that he did more to increase the power, influence, and glory of the Church, than, perhaps, any man after the Apostles. Near the close of his life, he wrote his celebrated reply to Celsus, the heathen philosopher, who, in the preceding century, wrote so bitterly and falsely against Christianity. This reply was a complete triumph over that profane champion, and its fame is justly merited, from the great ability with which it is written. This remarkable man died at Tyre, about the middle of the third...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651971X
  • 9781236519719