Climbing the ladder

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byCecilia Macgregor

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... sions that had risen up in the Church as more dangerous than the wars that had been going on in his dominions. "Let, then," said he, "dear ministers of God and faithful servants of the Saviour of all men, peace and concord put an end to your divisions: in that you will do a thing that shall be very agreeable to God and advantageous to me." Constantine having spoken thus in Latin, and an interpreter having translated his speech into Greek, the Fathers, after mature deliberation, and having diligently consulted all that the holy Evangelists and Apostles have taught, proceeded to set forth the true doctrine of the Church in the Nicene Creed. S. Athanasius discovered, with wonderful penetration, all the errors of Arius; who continued to maintain, in the face of the Council and the presence of the Emperor, "that the Son of God is born of nothing; that there was a time when he did not exist." While S. Athanasius attracted the admiration of the Catholic party, he drew upon himself the bitter hatred of the Arians. The desire to give authority to some of the errors of Arius, led those who were his defenders to prepare a Confession of Faith which should embody them, and to present it to the Council; but this was no sooner read than it was torn to pieces; the bishops calling it spurious and adulterated, while those who composed it were accused of corrupting the truth. Severe penalties were denounced against Arius and his followers: to possess any of his writings was deemed a capital offence. The decision of the Council having been laid before Constantine, he at once recognised the unanimous consent of the bishops to be the work of God, and received it with reverence, declaring that all those who refused to subscribe to it should be deposed and exiled. Arius had, ind...

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... sions that had risen up in the Church as more dangerous than the wars that had been going on in his dominions. "Let, then," sa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217190189

ISBN - 13:9780217190183

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