The History of Christianity from the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of Paganism in the Roman Empire, Volume 2
John Murray, 1867
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Page 80 - Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you ; that ye may be sons of your Father which is in heaven : for he maketh his sun to rise on the. evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.
Page 140 - Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him? DoCT. Do you mark that? LADY M. The thane of Fife had a wife; where is she now? What, will these hands ne'er be clean? No more o' that, my lord, no more o' that: you mar all with this starting.
Page 37 - When the father of a family perceives his muscles become flaccid, and his hair grey, and sees the child of his child, let him then seek refuge in a forest. Abandoning all food eaten in towns, and all his household utensils, let him repair to the lonely wood, committing the care of his wife to her sons, or accompanied by her, if she choose to attend him.
Page 197 - Execute your orders," answered Cyprian ; " the case admits of no consideration." Galerius consulted with his council, and then reluctantly* delivered his sentence. "Thascius Cyprian, thou hast lived long in thy impiety, and assembled around thee many men involved in the same wicked conspiracy. Thou hast shown thyself an enemy alike to the gods and the laws of the empire ; the pious and sacred Emperors have in vain endeavoured to recal thee to the worship of thy ancestors.
Page 253 - that, as a king, you are at once the protector of religion and of your country. Consider the altar and the throne as inseparable: they must always sustain each other. A sovereign without religion is a tyrant; and a people who have none may be deemed the most monstrous of all societies. Religion may exist without a state; but a state cannot exist without religion; and it is by holy laws that a political association can alone be bound. You should be to your people an example of piety and of virtue,...
Page 433 - And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you; for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
Page 116 - Christianus nullius est hostis, nedum Imperatoris ; quem sciens a Deo suo constitui, necesse est ut et ipsum diligat et revereatur, et honoret et salvum velit cum toto Romano Imperio quousque seculum stabit. Tamdiu enim stabit.
Page 47 - Drusilla from her husband, this part of his character accords with the charge of licentiousness advanced both against his life and his doctrines by his Christian opponents. This is by no means improbable ; and indeed, even if he was not a person thus politically prominent and influential, the early writers of Christianity would scarcely have concurred in representing him as a formidable and dangerous antagonist of the Faith as a kind of personal rival of St. Peter, without some other groundwork for...
Page 138 - O Lord God Almighty, the Father of Thy beloved and blessed Son Jesus Christ, by whom we have received the knowledge of Thee, the God of angels and powers, and of every creature, and of the whole race of the righteous who live before thee, I...
Page 137 - Swear, and I release thee ; blaspheme Christ." — " Eighty and six years have I served Christ, and He has never done me wrong : how can I blaspheme my King and my Saviour?