Anno Domini; Or, A Glimpse At The World Into Which Messias Was Born. Or A Glimpse At The World Into…

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byJ. D. Craig Houston

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... differ much; that promiscuous worship was, on the whole, a safe thing, seeing that if one divinity happened to fail the worshipper, another might perchance be able to befriend him. The ancient religion of the Roman State had, in fact, been supplanted, both in Rome and throughout her provinces, by a religious chaos, which was, however, in the good providence of the Almighty and Omniscient Controller of human destiny, but a preparatory step to the creation of a new world. We read that, in the beginning, when the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, the Lord said, Let there be light, and light was. So, in like manner, when the faith of humanity had become formless and confused in a degree without parallel in the world's annals, and when darkness impenetrable had settled down on the spirit of our race, then it was that He came in whom was life, 'and the life was the light of men.' 7.--The Social Life Of The Roman Empire. Having given at least a faint idea of the religious state of the world when our Saviour appeared, we shall now proceed to describe as clearly and as concisely as we can the world's social condition at the same period. We shall begin with the domestic life of the ancients. In Greece, from a very early . . . ... The social period, woman occupied a position very stateof inferior to man, and the sale of wives "omenm 'Greece. was quite customary. In later times, this arrangement was altered somewhat, and the legal position of women slightly improved, so that a wife became less the slave and more the help-meet of her lord. Unlike the Jews and some other Eastern peoples, the Greeks condemned polygamy, and monogamy was an institution early established amongst them; though, it is true, departures from the general rule ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... differ much; that promiscuous worship was, on the whole, a safe thing, seeing that if one divinity happened to fail the worshipper, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217174140

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