Abridged history of Christianity, civil and ecclesiastical by J S C. De RadiusAbridged history of Christianity, civil and ecclesiastical by J S C. De Radius

Abridged history of Christianity, civil and ecclesiastical

byJ S C. De Radius

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1859 Excerpt: ... and nobly exerted himself in dispelling from his country the superstition that was so prevalent. To accelerate his plans, Peter became the zealous patron of arts and sciences, and granted to all liberty of conscience in religious matters, modified in such a manner as to defeat any attempt of the Komish Church. The dignity of the Patriarch was suppressed, and Peter declared himself to be supreme head of the Church. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. Both Protestant and Popish Missionaries were active in propagating the doctrines of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and America, during the whole of this century. Very flattering accounts are given of the great success among the barbarous nations, and with some reason, if success may consist in the number of converts made; but when we consider that these multitudes of converts in the East Indies, in China, on the coast of Malabar, and in America, had received very imperfect notions, and were Christians merely in external profession, it must be admitted that the Jesuits had but little reason to boast. The English and Dutch during this century, attempted with more zeal than ever, to diffuse Christianity through the dark regions of Asia and America, actively seconded by the Lutherans, who enjoyed at this period peace and tranquillity. But while these labours were going on in remote parts of the world, many enemies to the Gospel arose in Europe, who endeavoured to deny its truths, or at least to bring it into contempt. Those intestine divisions, which distracted the Romish Church to such a degree in the preceding century, were revived in this, and all prospect of a reconciliation between the Protestant and the Romish Communions was entirely removed by the famous bull of Clement XI., entitled TJnigenitus, which put it out of the power...
Title:Abridged history of Christianity, civil and ecclesiasticalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217436226

ISBN - 13:9780217436229