India and the Apostle Thomas: an inquiry with a critical analysis of the Acta Thomae

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David Nutt, 1905 - Acts of Thomas - 303 pages

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Page 251 - Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals: and so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out and followed him ; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
Page 172 - ... principles of those called stoics. But he is said to have displayed such ardour, and so zealous a disposition, respecting the divine word, that he was constituted a herald of the gospel of Christ to the nations of the east, and advanced even as far as India.
Page 89 - Minor •*-) Friars, departed from Tauris, a city of the Persians, in the year of the Lord 1291, and proceeded to India. And I remained in the country of India, wherein stands the church of St. Thomas the Apostle, for thirteen months, and in that region baptized in different places about one hundred persons.
Page 174 - I have proposed to myself; for the sake of such as live under the government of the Romans, to translate those books into the Greek tongue, which I formerly composed in the language of our country, and sent to the Upper Barbarians...
Page 141 - It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in His own power : but you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.
Page 172 - Pantaenus is said to have been one, and to have come as far as the Indies. And the report is, that he there found his own arrival anticipated by some who there were acquainted with the Gospel of Matthew, to whom Bartholomew, one of the apostles, had preached, and had left them the Gospel of Matthew in the Hebrew, which was also preserved until this time.
Page 85 - The Christians who go thither in pilgrimage take of the earth from the place where the Saint was killed, and give a portion thereof to any one who is sick of a quartan or a tertian fever ; and by the power of God and of St. Thomas the sick man is incontinently cured. The earth, I should tell you, is red.
Page 95 - Thomas lies honourably buried in a very large and beautiful church: it is worshipped by heretics, who are called Nestorians, and inhabit this city to the number of a thousand. These Nestorians are scattered over all India, in like manner as are the Jews among us.
Page 13 - Cathuy, ii. 876. the Takht-i-Bahi inscription is thought to be doubtful by those who have not seen the stone. I have examined the inscription many times, and I reassert that the reading of the name is most certainly Gadaphara, the separation in the middle of the name being simply due to an original fault in the stone. I may note here that there are many similar faults in the great Kalsi inscription of Asoka.
Page 35 - ... confession of their faith in Christ ; and all the days of their life they preached Christ before the Jews and the Samaritans. And after the death of the apostles there were Guides and Rulers * in the churches ; and, whatsoever the apostles had committed to them and they had received from them, they continued to teach to the multitude through the whole space of their lives. They too, again, at their deaths committed...

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