Neglected Factors in the Study of the Early Progress of Christianity

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1899 - Church history - 235 pages
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Page 132 - And they who are well to do, and willing, give what each thinks fit ; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who succors the orphans and widows, and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds, and the strangers sojourning among us, and, in a word, takes care of all who are in need.
Page 102 - And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
Page 103 - Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him ; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue : 43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
Page 140 - If we should take it into our heads to do the same thing here, what will you make of so many thousands, of such a multitude of men and women, persons of every sex and every age and every rank, when they present themselves before you ? How many fires, how many swords will be required ? What will be the anguish of Carthage itself, which you will have to decimate, as each one recognises there his relatives and companions, as he sees there it may...
Page 110 - Charge them that are rich in this present world, that they be not highminded, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy...
Page 45 - After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation, and of all tribes and peoples and tongues...
Page 163 - Catholicism which became fully formed in the third century, is, therefore, not to be understood either through Paulinism or through Jewish Christianity, or apprehended as a compromise between the two; but the Catholic Church is rather that form of Christianity in which every element of the ancient world has been successively assimilated, which Christianity could in any way take up into itself without utterly losing itself in the world. If these principles are accepted, it follows that the problems...
Page 113 - Christianity was only the refuge of the afflicted and miserable ; rather, if we may lay any stress upon the monuments above referred to, it was first embraced by persons in a certain grade of comfort and respectability ; by persons approaching to what we should call the middle classes in their condition, their education and their moral views. Of this class Seneca himself was the idol, the oracle...
Page 70 - I do," then it is evident that even the barbarians, when they yield obedience to the word of God, will become most obedient to the law, and most humane; and every form of worship will be destroyed except the religion of Christ, which will alone prevail. And indeed it will one day triumph, as its principles take possession of the minds of men more and more every day.
Page 69 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

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