Lives of the Primitive Fathers

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  • Hardcover
  • 326 pages
  • Lives of the Primitive Fathers
  • Robert Blakey
  • 01 March 2017
  • 0483401757

Lives of the Primitive Fathers Excerpt from Lives of the Primitive Fathers Being a Faithful History of the Acts and Sufferings of Those Eminent Men Who Lived in the Early Ages of the Christian Church With Copious Lists of Their Writings To Which Are Prefixed, an Account of Various Systems of HeathenismSpirits or demons, and of the highly demoralizing nature of this species of religious devotion Tlfe reverence paid to evil spirits was in a great measure, however, confined to the grosser and ignorant portion of the Pagan race for, amongst the intellectual and Speculative portion of them, the somewhat natural adoration of departed hu man greatness was prevalent We find a pointed allusion to this in one of the works of an ancient author, Hesiod, who remarks, in his book called Weeks and Days, that, When the mortal remains of those who ourished during the golden age were hidden beneath the earth, their souls became benefi cent demons, still hovering over the world they had once inhabited, and watching as guardians the affairs of man These, clothed in thin air, and rapidly itting through every region of the earth, possess the royal privilege of conferring wealth and of pro teeting the administration of justice.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Best Read [ Lives of the Primitive Fathers ] Author [ Robert Blakey ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – theheartwork.co.uk