Christian History In Its Three Great Periods Volume 1

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJoseph Henry Allen

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...itself sundered before their eyes? Were not rumors of peril such as had not been dreamed of for Jiear eight centuries, so invincible had seemed the Eternal City, even now echoing in their ears? They could not look forward, as we from a long, safe distance can look back, to see how the storm should sweep over and water the earth, making it bring forth a more generous growth; and See De Civitate Dei, xx. 13 (compare ii. 10, x. 21). HIS CONVERSION. 129 how its lightnings should strike down or scorch away, first of all, noxious things, that while they stayed made any better world impossible. They were in the gloom of its blackness, and the mutterings of its thunder were close upon them. In a few years more, Eome was taken and sacked by Alaric (410). The spell of her great name was broken. Her desolation, to use the language of the time, was as the desolation of Babylon the great, and of Nineveh, which Jehovah had cursed of old. In men's imagination, the fall of Eome seemed almost the very dissolution of the globe. History can only give us the incidents of the scene, not the passion and the terror that belong to it. The record of a time is truly read in the minds of those living at the time: not in the events, which must be gathered and put together afterwards; but in the atmosphere, which can alone make the picture of them real. This atmosphere we find, more than anywhere else, in the writings of Augustine; and it is to him we must turn, in brief, to get such interpretation as we may of the thought of the time. That thought we shall find, for our present uses, in the three aspects under which his writings have now to be considered. I. His public life, as Bishop of Hippo in Africa, began in that year of panic and dread, 395, and lasted thirty-five...

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...itself sundered before their eyes? Were not rumors of peril such as had not been dreamed of for Jiear eight centuries, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217189210

ISBN - 13:9780217189217

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