Ancient Christianity Exemplified: In the Private, Domestic, Social, and Civil Life of the Primitive Christians : and in the Original Institutions, Offices, Ordinances, and Rites of the Church

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Lippincott, Grambo, 1852 - Philosophy - 645 pages
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Contents

Of the inferior Bishops
128
Of Archdeacons
174
CHAPTER X
195
CHAPTER XI
204
CHAPTER XII
215
5 Of the revenue of the clergy
225
Of the independence and the degeneracy of the Bishop
229
Of the history of churches
232
Of the form site and position
240
Of the arrangement and constituent parts 287
241
Of the bema or sanctuary
242
Of the altar
243
Of the nave
246
Of the narthex or antetemple
250
Of the outer buildings or exedm
251
Of church towers bells and organs
254
Of the doors of the church
258
Of the pavement and walls of the church
259
Of the windows of the church
260
Of images
262
Of the veneration for sacred places and the privileges attached to them
265
1C Of the church as the place of refuge
267
CHAPTER XIV
270
Of the secret discipline of the ancient church
276
Of liturgies
284
Of ancient creeds
291
Of catechetical instructions 802
304
vi
305
Of the unity and trinity of the Godhead implied in the devotions of the primitive church
311
Of divine worship paid to Christ 814
314
Of the filial and confiding spirit of the prayers of the church 816
315
Of the simplicity and brevity of the devotions of the primitive church
316
Of audible and silent prayer 817
317
Of the Lords prayer
318
Of the responsesamen hallelujah hosanna etc 820
320
Of the attitude and gesture in singing and in prayer
324
OF THE PSALMODY OF THE CHURCH PAGI 1 Of original authorities 827
327
Of the material and subject of Christian psalmody 829
329
Of the power of sacred music 831
331
Of ancient hymns 833
333
Preliminary remarks 838
338
Of the order in which the Scriptures were read 840
340
Of the mode of designating the divisions and lessons 842
342
Of the Psalter
346
CHAPTER XVIII
348
Of those by whem the homilies were delivered 850
352
Of the length of time allotted for the delivery of the sermon
353
Of limitations and exceptions
387
Of ministers of baptism
390
Of the times of baptism
392
Of the place of baptism
393
Of the mode and form of baptism 895
395
Of the rites connected with baptism 899
399
Of sponsors
403
Of the names given at baptism
406
CHAPTER XX
408
Of ministers of confirmation and the attending rites
410
CHAPTER XXI
412
Of the scriptural account of the Lords supper
418
Of the testimony of pagan writers
420
Of the times of celebration
424
Of the place of celebration
426
Of the ministers of the Lords supper
427
Of the communicants
430
Of the elements
435
Of the consecration of the elements
438
Of the distribution of the elements
439
Of the accompanying rites
441
Of the agapeeor feasts of charity
443
Of sacramental utensils
448
CHAPTER XXII
451
Of penance
460
Of the subjects of penance or the offences for which it was imposed
461
Of the different classes of penitents
462
Of the duties of penitents and the discipline imposed upon them or the different kinds or degrees of penance
464
Of the readmission of penitents into the church
465
Of private penance
468
Of absolution
471
Of the discipline of the clergy and the punishment of delinquents
472
CHAPTER XXni OF COUNCILS 1 Of the origin of councils
475
Of the president of the conncils
481
CHAPTER XXIV
493
CHAPTER XXV
504
CHAPTER XXVI
526
CHAPTER XXVII
555
CHAPTER XXVIII
564
Number of the Nestorians 67
567
CHAPTER XXIX
580
INDEX OF AUTHORITIES 699
599
Of the element of baptism 895
609
Of the extent of their jurisdiction 479
613
INDEX OF COUNCILS
616
GENERAL INDEX _
633

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