The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation: From the Coming of Julius Caesar Into this Island in the 60th Year Before the Incarnation of Christ Till the Year of Our Lord 731 (Google eBook)

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T. Batley and T. Meighan., 1723 - Abbots - 479 pages
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Page 270 - I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles...
Page 404 - ... turn his heart from their gods, and convert him to the new religion of the Christian faith ; and thus by degrees all their province should change its old worship for a new. Hereupon they, on a sudden, laid hold of them and put them to death ; the White Hewald they slew immediately with the sword ; but the Black they put to tedious torture and tore limb from limb, throwing them into the Rhine. The chief, whom they...
Page 353 - ... resurrection of our Lord, and his ascension into heaven ; the coming of the Holy Ghost, and the preaching of the apostles ; also the terror of future judgment, the horror of the pains of hell, and the delights of heaven ; besides many more about the Divine benefits and judgments, by which he endeavoured to turn away all men from the love of vice, and to excite in them the love of, and application to, good actions...
Page 352 - They expounded to him a passage in holy writ, either historical, or doctrinal, ordering him, if he could, to put the same into verse. Having undertaken it, he went away, and returning the next morning, gave it to them composed in most excellent verse /whereupon the abbess, embracing the grace of God in...
Page 130 - He was the third of the English kings that had the sovereignty of all the southern provinces that are divided from the northern by the river Humber, and the borders contiguous to the same ; but the first of the kings that ascended to the heavenly kingdom.
Page 72 - Christianity, but only showed more affection to the believers, as to his fellow-citizens in the heavenly kingdom. For he had learned from his instructors and leaders to salvation, that the service of Christ ought to be voluntary, not by compulsion.
Page 284 - When they were come, he first admonished them to preserve the virtue of peace among themselves, and towards all others ; and indefatigably to practise the rules of regular discipline, which they had either been taught by him, or seen him observe, or had noticed in the words or actions of the former fathers, Then he added, that the day of his death was at hand ; for, said he, "that...
Page 161 - These things happened in the province of the Bernicians ; but in that of the Deiri also, where he was wont often to be with the king, he baptized in the river Swale, which runs by the village of Cataract ; for as yet oratories, or fonts, could not be made in the early infancy of the church in those parts.
Page 114 - Earth, take that body which at first you gave, Till God again shall raise it from the grave. His soul amidst the stars finds heavenly day ; In vain the gates of darkness make essay On him whose death but leads to life the way. To the dark tomb this prelate though decreed, Lives in all places by his pious deed. Before his bounteous board pale Hunger fled ; To warm the poor he fleecy garments spread ; And to secure their souls from Satan's power, He taught by sacred precepts every hour ; Nor only taught,...
Page 71 - ... did not refuse them liberty to preach. It is reported that, as they drew near to the city, after their manner, with the holy cross, and the image of our sovereign Lord and King, Jesus Christ, they, in concert...

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