The Church Of The First Three Centuries; Or, Notices Of The Lives And Opinions Of The Early Fathers…

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byAlvan Lamson

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... their pristine beauty and excellence, they will drop the encumbrance of their material or fleshy chains, and become once more subtile and ethereal. So Origen undoubtedly thought. The souls of the faithful, at death, will part for ever with their present earthly and corruptible integuments. The body, compacted as it now is, will not be restored: it will rise, but other and different, more pure and splendid. The present is but the germ of the future, according to the illustration of Paul, who says, " It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body." With regard to the form of the future body, it has been generally inferred, from the manner in which Origen has expressed himself and from the analogy of his system, that he regarded it as round. Such is the figure esteemed most perfect; such that of the heavenly bodies,--those more glorious intelligences; and such, as he seems to have supposed, will be ours; though he has not, we believe, directly asserted it in any of his writings we now possess. Certain it is, that his followers professed to have derived the doctrine from him; and it was prevalent among the Origenian monks of Palestine in the time of Justinian. Origen believed in the final restoration of all beings to virtue and happiness. All are subjected to influences, which, sooner or later, will prove successful. Superior orders of intelligences are appointed to instruct, guide, and perfect the lower. Of the glorious spirits who have imitated the divine perfections, some, as the reward of their merits, are placed in the " order of angels; others, of virtues; others, of principalities; others, of powers, because they exercise power over those who require to be in subjection; others, of thrones, exercising the office of judging...

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... their pristine beauty and excellence, they will drop the encumbrance of their material or fleshy chains, and b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217380301

ISBN - 13:9780217380300

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