By John William Charles Wand
Dr Wand's vintage remedy of the early church is concise, complete and uses expert treatises. The enterprise of fabric and lucid sort make available what's every now and then a fancy topic. additionally, the booklet is stuffed with vignettes of favorite personages and curious goods of information.Interesting and informative, A heritage of Early Church caters for the final reader with an curiosity in heritage in addition to the non secular reviews scholar fow whom it's mostly meant.
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Certainly it was to such a call that the original Christians believed themselves to be responding. They regarded themselves as the true Israel; the social element in their life was fundamental. The Church was not only a body but a corporation, which necessarily involved organisation and a law. It is indeed doubtful whether in the mind of the Jew, stored as it was with hopes of a coming Messianic Kingdom, any mere vague sentiment or disembodied ideal could ever have been received as a possible new religion.
Initiation was by baptism; the young brotherhood was urged not to be diffident in the exercise of its functions; it was to make its arrangements in full confidence of the support of Heaven; the authority of Heaven would be behind its care for the moral well-being of its members, and the special favour of Heaven would be granted to its united prayers. And as if to ensure that Page 3 there might be no hesitation in the taking of the early steps, its leaders had already been chosen and close attention paid to their training.
Page ix CHAPTER PAGE XXII. THE OUTSKIRTS OF EMPIRE 244 Armenia— Persia— Britain. XXIII. THE BEGINNING OF THE DARK AGES 252 Political events— Ecclesiastical affairs— Theological controversy— Men of the age— Conversion of Clovis. SELECT BOOK LIST 264 EMPERORS POPES 269, 271 TABLE A. PRINCIPAL EVENTS 272 TABLE B. FIRST FOUR OECUMENICAL COUNCILS 278 TABLE C. ARIAN CONTROVERSY COUNCILS 279 ADDITIONAL NOTES 281 INDEX 289 MAPS (at end of book) THE CHURCH IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE PATRIARCHATES FROM 451 BARBARIANS c.