By William C. Piercy, Henry Wace

Become aware of crucial, trustworthy info on over 800 Christian personalities, teams, and literature to the top of the 6th century A.D. during this detailed, concise quantity. It contains descriptions of the central sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on a number of fronts in the course of the early years. A remarkably finished paintings, this quantity developed from the prestigious four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For a person interested by the early church and the folks who made indelible marks in its tale, this can be a primary resource.

• good points trustworthy sketches of significant Christian personalities of the 1st six centuries. • Analyzes the files, creeds, and literature of the early church and its rivals. • Describes the crucial sects and heretics of early Christianity, together with discussions of the theological trends of those rivals. • Covers greater than six hundred years of church background in a single handy quantity.

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4b, p. , and further in Neue Kirchliche Zeitschrift, 1895, pp. s. Both external and internal evidence are in favour of a Christian origin, and we have in this epitaph what Ramsay describes, C. R. E. pp. , as "a testimony, brief, clear, emphatic, of the truth for which Avircius had contended—the one great figure on the Catholic side produced by the Phrygian church during this period," a man whose wide experience of men and cities might in itself have well marked him out as such a champion. e. the sacred writings, the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, the miraculous birth of our Lord (the most probable reference of παρθένος ἁγνή), His omnipresent and omniscient energy, the fellowship of the members of the church, not only in Rome but elsewhere—all these (together with the mixed cup, wine and water; the prayer for the departed; the symbolic ΙΧΘΥΣ, one of its earliest instances) have a place in the picture of early Christian usage and belief gained from this one epitaph; however widely Abercius travelled, to the far East or West, the same picture, he assures us, met his gaze.

Books, it was originally written in Gk. and not in Heb. Origen replied at greater length. That Africanus had any intimate knowledge of Heb. must not be regarded as proved by this letter. The date of the correspondence is limited by the facts that Origen writes from Nicomedia, having previously visited Palestine, and refers to his labours in a comparison of the Gk. and Heb. text, indicating that he had already published the Hexapla. These conditions are best satisfied by a date c. 238. Not less celebrated is the letter of Africanus to Aristides on the discrepancy in our Saviour's genealogies as given by St.

D. F. H. Blackburne DANIEL, Esq. Of Lincoln's Inn. D. The VEN. G. W. A. Archdeacon of Kingston-on-Thames. D. The late REV. T. W. DAVIDS. Upton. D. REV. L. A. Rector of Stanton St. John, Oxford. J. D. REV. J. Ll. LITT. Formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. D. REV. C. A. Prebendary of Chichester. D. The late REV. W. P. D. Formerly Professor of Divinity, Glasgow. FF. The late REV. E. S. A. Formerly Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and Vicar of St. Mary's. F. The late RIGHT REV. A. P. L. Formerly Bishop of Brechin.

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