A View of the Primitive Ages, Tr. by G. Roberts. Repr

A View of the Primitive Ages, Tr. by G. Roberts. Repr

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...together with a number of their rules and gentry, when they saw the miracles which these messengers of God wrought in his name, turned from their idols, embraced the Christian faith, and were baptized, both men and women. Nor was this in any wise displeasing to the king and his court; for besides giving them leave to preach the Gospel without interuption, he presented Joseph with the island f Fallen, in Somersetshire; and gave to each of the others as much land as could be ploughed with one plough in a year, towards their support. When Joseph saw the prosperity which attended his first ministration of the Gospel, he rejoiced in spirit, and built a church on the island of Fallen. If we can place confidence in an old tradition, Joseph consecrated this church to the Virgin Mary. It is added, in the same tradition, that when, some centuries afterwards, David, the archhishop, was about to consecrate that church, Jesus Christ appeared to him in a dream, and forbade him, declaring that he himself had consecrated it, together with the burialground connected with it. This is only a fabricated story of the Papists, as the late hishop of Worcester has proved beyond the shadow of a doubt to those who will obey the dictates of reason, and submit to the authority of the ancient historians. Stillingfleet Orig. Britannic, c. 1. p. 11. Although, in the foregoing sketch of the early preaching of the Gospel in Britain, there are some few circumstances mentioned which are highly improbable, we are not to rejeoi or to doubt the whole: if we do, we can with as much propriety deny the authenticity of ancient history generally, because tradition has been the ground-work of many of its narrations. It is generally believed that Joseph of Arimathea visited...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786424
  • 9781236786425