An History of the Christian Church from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time, Volume 1

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C. and G. Kearsley, 1795 - Church history

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Page 304 - ... seldom seen in the circus, to espouse the inclinations of their lovers, or to contradict the wishes of their husbands. Every law, either human or divine, was trampled under foot, and as long as the party was successful, its deluded followers appeared careless of private distress or public calamity.
Page 378 - ... sin and error. The energy of a mind incessantly bent on the same object would convert a general obligation into a particular call; the warm...
Page 373 - In these hasty and superficial excursions, the eye of genius might discern some objects invisible to his grosser companions; some seeds of knowledge might be cast upon a fruitful...
Page 372 - Mahomet was distinguished by the beauty of his person, an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused. Before he spoke, the orator engaged on his side the affections of a public or private audience. They applauded his commanding presence, his majestic aspect, his piercing eye, his gracious smile, his flowing beard, his countenance that painted every sensation of the soul, and his gestures that enforced each expression of the tongue.
Page 76 - He also established a system of moral discipline which allowed the people in general to live according to the laws of their country and the dictates of nature ; but required the wise to exalt their minds by contemplation, and to mortify the body...
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Page 345 - A strong cord was fastened round the head of Boethius, and forcibly tightened till his eyes almost started from their sockets; and some mercy may be discovered in the milder torture of beating him with clubs till he expired.
Page 175 - And whosoever shall say that there was a time when the Son of God was not...
Page 463 - The establishment of law and order was promoted by the influence of the clergy; and the rudiments of art and science were introduced into the savage countries of the globe.
Page 374 - Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius ; and the uniformity of a work denotes the hand of a single artist. From his earliest youth Mahomet was addicted to religious contemplation : each year, during the month of Ramadan, he withdrew from the world and from the arms of Cadijah : in the cave of Hera, three miles from Mecca...

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