City Centres of Early Christianity

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1915 - Church history - 275 pages
 

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Page 4 - Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Page 225 - Giver of all things for their sustenance : to the end that, whilst some gratifications are outwardly permitted them, they may the more easily consent to the inward consolations of the grace of God. For there is no doubt that it is impossible to efface everything at once from their obdurate minds ; because he who endeavours to ascend to the highest place, rises by degrees or steps, and not by leaps.
Page 7 - But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains...
Page 89 - And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
Page 224 - ... let holy water be made and sprinkled in the said temples, let altars be erected, and relics placed. For if those temples are well built, it is requisite that they be converted from the worship of devils to the service of the true God ; that the nation, seeing that their temples are not destroyed, may remove error from their hearts, and knowing and adoring the true God, may the more familiarly resort to the places to which they have been accustomed.
Page 252 - Columba, to preach the word of God to the provinces of the northern Picts, who are separated from the southern parts by steep and rugged mountains...
Page 36 - It was confidently affirmed that, if any impious hand should dare to violate the majesty of the god, the heavens and the earth would instantly return to their original chaos. An intrepid soldier, animated by zeal, and armed with a weighty battle-axe, ascended the ladder; and even the Christian multitude expected with some anxiety the event of the combat.
Page 121 - According to the discipline of the Apostles and the doctrine of the Gospel, let us believe the sole deity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. ; under an equal majesty and a pious Trinity. We authorize the followers of this doctrine to assume the title of Catholic Christians...
Page 136 - ... out impure spirits and demons, and thou healest those that are tormented by long disease, and thou raisest the dead. And hearing all these things of thee, I concluded in my mind one of two things: either that thou art God, and, having descended from heaven, doest...
Page 30 - Eighty and six years have I served him, and he never did me wrong ; and how can I now blaspheme my King that has saved me?

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