Readings in science and literature

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byDaniel Scrymgeour

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... of an imperium in imperio as the ecclesiastical government might be termed, he linked the establishment of the church closely to the control of the state, a circumstance from which sprung very important results in the ecclesiastical and political history of subsequent ages. The emperor was soon called on to exercise his ecclesiastical authority in the assembly of the First General Council at Nice1 for the determination of the Arian controversy,2 and the definition of the "Catholic" orthodox faith. Constantine, and some of his successors, though political heads of the church, remained unbaptized, till their deathbeds warned them. The great and vigorous character of the emperor is darkened in the later portion of his reign by a tyranny to which some of his own family fell victims. His death (337) left the empire divided among his three sons. Their discords extinguished his race. The last survivor, his nephew Julian, had unhappily imbibed a hatred of the religion whose chiefs had massacred his family. Secretly educated in Paganism, on the throne he attempted its restoration, but fell in the midst of his design in an expedition against Persia (363). In the reign of Gratian3 (379-383), the symbols of Paganism disappear from the machinery of the state; its adherents remained a despised and persecuted people, till lost amidst the storm of contending Christian sects, and the thunders of barbarian warfare. The century that remains of the history of western Home exhibits the increasing frequency of the irruption of the northern tribes into the empire. The forests of Germany poured over the Rhine and Danube, their various swarms; the Goths crossing Europe from Scandinavia, threatened the very walls of Constantinople; and ultimately sacked Rome itself. The abilities ...

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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. 1851. Excerpt: ... of an imperium in imperio as the ecclesiastical government might be termed, he linked the establishment of the church closely ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217747566

ISBN - 13:9780217747561

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