An Ecclesiastical History, from the Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century: In which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power, are Considered in Their Connexion with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe During that Period, Volumen1
T. Tegg and Son, 1842
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Página 522 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Página 598 - And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto - them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation and kindred and tongue and people ; saying with a loud voice ; Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters.
Página 426 - Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God : 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.
Página 601 - So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness ; and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-coloured beast full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Página 180 - Mesopotamia, and the adjacent countries ; and their example was followed with such rapid success, that in a short time the whole east was filled with a lazy set of mortals, who abandoning all human connexions, advantages, pleasures, and concerns, wore out a languishing and miserable existence amidst the hardships of want and various kinds of suffering, in order to arrive at a more close and rapturous communication with God and angels.
Página 83 - These councils, of which we find not the smallest trace before the middle of the second century, changed the whole face of the church, and gave it a new form ; for by them the ancient privileges of the people were considerably diminished, and the power and authority of the bishops greatly augmented.
Página 244 - Jesus; that these two persons had only one aspect; that the union between the Son of God and the son of man was formed in the moment of the virgin's conception, and was never to be dissolved ; that it was not, however...
Página 48 - For, not long after Christ's ascension into heaven, several histories of his life and doctrines, full of pious frauds and fabulous wonders, were composed by persons, whose intentions, perhaps, were not bad, but whose writings discovered the greatest superstition and ignorance. Nor was this all : productions appeared, which were imposed on the world by fraudulent men as the writings of the holy apostles.
Página 174 - Nor did the evil end here; for those vain fictions, which an attachment to the platonic philosophy, and to popular opinions, had engaged the greatest part of the christian doctors to adopt, before the time of Constantine, were now confirmed, enlarged, and embellished in various ways.