Sketches Of The History Of Christian Art Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAlexander Crawford Crawford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... against the law to strike a criminal a fourth time. And, lingering on till the third day, she distributed all her goods to the poor, and commended her jailors and executioners, all of whom had been converted during her sufferings, to the bishop Urban. And at length she departed, and Urban buried her, and consecrated her house as a church." 3. Of S. Catherine, Virgin and Martyr. From Peter de Natalibus. "Catherine, Virgin and Martyr, suffered at Alexandria under Maxentius the Emperor. She was the only child of her father Costus, King of Alexandria, who left her at his death his successor in the kingdom, when not quite yet seventeen years of age, and very beautiful, and trained in all the learning of the Gentiles. And when a certain prince named Maximus sought her in marriage, and her mother urged her to consent, she proudly refused, saying, that she would take no one as her husband unless as noble, as beautiful, as rich and as wise as herself. But Maximus threatening to invade the city unless her mother gave her up to him, she besought her daughter to seek counsel of a certain Christian hermit, famous for wisdom and prudence, who dwelt without the city,--and she did this, hoping (being a Christian) that her daughter might either be persuaded by him to marriage, or else converted to the faith. For Catherine, devoted to the study of the philosophers, despised Christ, nor would hearken to aught concerning him from her mother. "When, therefore, the mother and daughter came to the hermit, and at the entreaty of the former he urged Catherine to marriage, and she replied to him as she had done to her mother, the hermit, divinely inspired, promised her a spouse, not indeed her equal, but excelling in all things both herself and any other created...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... against the law to strike a criminal a fourth time. And, lingering on till the third day, she distributed all ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217047505

ISBN - 13:9780217047500

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