Reliquiæ Sacræ;  Or, Sacred Dialogues Between A Father And His Children, Publ. By T. Gibbons by Richard Pearsall

Reliquiæ Sacræ; Or, Sacred Dialogues Between A Father And His Children, Publ. By T. Gibbons

byRichard Pearsall

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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. 1765 Excerpt: ... Sun and it Jhineth not, and at his Pleasure sealtth Up the Stars. My Breast glows with Love and Gratitude to him who hath filled this mighty Orb with all its Beams and Blessings for my Use, and that I am continually imbibing, as at every Pore, its vital Rays. I do not so much wonder that the poor Heathens, who were ignorant of the true God, paid an idolatrous Respect to the Sun. As they knew not him who is the Fountain of all Existence, and as in Consequence hereof they terminated their Worship in the Creature, I can't be surprized thit they fixed upon this grand Luminary. Or, if they wanted an Emblem of the divine Power, Splendor, Benignity, and Constancy, by which to present their Service, where would they find, in all the material Creation, such a Representation of Divinity? I should be glad if either you, Sir, or my Eldest Brother, would lead me a little into an Acquaintance with that important, melancholly Affair, if Antiquity leaves us any considerable Traces of the Worlhip of the Sun. Father. I Should be pleased to have your Brother comply with your Desire. But don't expect more Clearness and Accuracy than the Nature of the Thing will admit of. The Ancients speak of these Things very obscurely. Sometimes the Sun is treated as a God, sometimes as a Representative of the Deity. Perhaps at first their Priests and Prophets might choose to deliver themselves in the cloudy Way, to keep People in Surprize and in a Way of Dependance on them for sarther Instruction. They committed nothing to writing for a long Season; this occasioned Mistakes, and Errors spread themselves in abundance; they spread a Veil of Metaphors over all, which perhaps was taken for real Truth by the common People. And the Devil through the divine Permission, threw all into Darkness, an...

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Title:Reliquiæ Sacræ; Or, Sacred Dialogues Between A Father And His Children, Publ. By T. GibbonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217983464

ISBN - 13:9780217983464

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