The Churches Of Buchan And Notes By The Way; Being Short Sketches Of The Early History Of…

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byNicholas Kenneth Mcleod

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... Chapter II. PRE-COLUMBAN CHRISTIANITY. Christianity found its way into Britain during the Roman occupation, and probably penetrated beyond the limits of the Roman province. St Paul, Joseph of Arimathea, Claudia the wife of Pudeus, are severally credited with the privilege of having introduced it The probability is that it was introduced into some of the military stations of Brittania Romana during the second century. It is difficult for us to realise the civilisation of Roman Britain during the occupation and the facilities of communication between the provinces and Rome which then obtained. The traveller could measure his progress by milestones along the road, and maps of the route gave distances from place to place, with halts for the night Augustus established a system of postal conveyances, which were used by officers, couriers, and other officials of the Government, while private enterprise provided similar means of travel for the public generally. The persecution of Diocletian (30x3--303) and the martyrdom of St. Alban (303) at Verulam are well attested facts in the history of Britain, and many Christians are supposed to have found refuge in Pictland. At a later period (circa 380), among those who went for instruction to Rome was St. Ninian, the son of a chief or petty magistrate. After a time of study and preparation he was promoted by Siricius, Bishop of Rome, to the Episcopal office. He returns to his native country well acquainted with the theology of the Catholic Church and with the ecclesiastical organisation of settled churches like those of Italy. He was a Bishop, and the earlier missionary efforts were made by Bishops. When we think of the position and powers of the Episcopate in after times: of Bishops as feudal lords and leader of armies ...

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... Chapter II. PRE-COLUMBAN CHRISTIANITY. Christianity found its way into Britain during the Roman occupation, and probably penet...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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