The Apostolic Fathers: A Revised Text with Introductions, Notes, Dissertations, and Translations, Volume 1, Part 1

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Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Macmillan, 1890 - Christian literature, Early
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Page 384 - King of the ages, givest to the sons of men glory and honour and power over all things that are upon the earth. Do Thou, Lord, direct their counsel according to that which is good and well pleasing in Thy sight, that administering in peace and gentleness with godliness the power which Thou hast given them, they may obtain Thy favour.
Page 70 - It may perhaps seem strange to describe this noble remonstrance as the first step towards papal domination. And yet undoubtedly this is the case. There is all the difference in the world between the attitude of Rome towards other churches at the close of the first century, when the Romans as a community remonstrate on terms of equality with the Corinthians on their irregularities, strong only in the righteousness of their cause, and feeling, as they had a right to feel, that...
Page 383 - Lord and Master, hast given them the power of sovereignty through Thine excellent and unspeakable might, that we knowing the glory and honour which Thou hast given them may submit ourselves unto them, in nothing resisting Thy will.
Page 70 - Introduction, pp. 252 ff. their irregularities, strong only in the righteousness of their cause, and feeling, as they had a right to feel, that these counsels of peace were the dictation of the Holy Spirit, and its attitude at the close of the second century, when Victor the bishop excommunicates the Churches of Asia Minor for clinging to a usage in regard to the celebration of Easter which had been handed down to them from the apostles, and thus foments instead of healing dissensions. Even this...
Page 9 - Justin Martyr, who lived at the close of the first, and beginning of the second century...
Page 70 - Ye will give us great joy and gladness, if ye render obedience unto the things written by us through the Holy Spirit, and root out the unrighteous anger of your jealousy, according to the entreaty which we have made for peace and concord in this letter ; and we have also sent...
Page 255 - Moyses et Maximus presbyteri et Nicostratus diaconus comprehensi sunt et in carcerem sunt missi. Eo tempore supervenit Novatus ex Africa et separavit de ecclesia Novatianum et quosdam confessores, postquam Moyses in carcere defunctus est, qui fuit ibi m.
Page 72 - ... to many churches in divers cities, in one place recruiting the poverty of those that are in want, in another assisting brethren that are in the mines by the supplies that ye have been in the habit of sending to them from the first, thus keeping up, as becometh Romans, a hereditary practice of Romans, which your blessed bishop Soter hath not only maintained, but also advanced," with more to the same effect.
Page 340 - ... space — a rough quarter of a century — between them. As regards the names I see no reason to question that they not only represent historical persons, but that they were bishops in the sense of monarchical rulers of the Eoman Church, though their monarchy may have been much less autocratic than the episcopate even of the succeeding century.
Page 70 - History inverts this relation and shows that, as a matter of fact, the power of the bishop of Rome was built upon the power of the Church of Rome.

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