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Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries : Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, And Liturgies

By Schaff, Philip

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Title: Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries : Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, And Liturgies  
Author: Schaff, Philip
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Excerpt: The genius of Lactantius suffers a sad transformation when unclothed of vernacular and stripped of the idiomatic graces of his style. But the intelligent reader will be sure to compare this translation with the Latinity of the original, and to recur to it often for the enjoyment of its charming rhetoric, and of the high sentiment it so nobly enforces and adorns. This volume will be the favorite of the series with many. The writings of the Christian Tully alone make up more than half of its contents; and it is supremely refreshing to reach, at last, an author who chronicles the triumph of the Gospel over ?Herod and Pontius Pilate;? over the heathen in their ?rage,? and the people in their ?vain imaginings;? over ?the kings of the earth who stood up, and the rulers who were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ.? I love the writings of Lactantius, and two of his sayings are always uppermost when I recall his name. They touch me like plaintive but inspiring music. Let me quote them entire: ?Si vita est optanda sapienti profecto nullam aliam ob causam vivere optaverim, quam ut aliquid efficiam quod vita dignum sit.?

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Table of Contents About This Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. ii Title Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 Introductory Notice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 3 Lactantius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 5 Introductory Notice to Lactantius.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 5 The Divine Institutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 10 Book I. Of the False Worship of the Gods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 10 p. 10 Preface.?Of what great value the knowledge of the truth is and always has been. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chap. I.?Of religion and wisdom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 11 Chap. II.?That there is a providence in the affairs of men. . . . . . . . p. 13 p. 13 Chap. III.?Whether the universe is governed by the power of one God or of many. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chap. IV.?That the one God was foretold even by the prophets. . . . p. 15 Chap. V.?Of the testimonies of poets and philosophers. . . . . . . . . p. 16 p. 19 Chap. VI.?Of divine testimonies, and of the Sibyls and their predictions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chap. VII.?Concerning the testimonies of Apollo and the gods. . . . . p. 21 p. 23 Chap. VIII.?That God is without a body, nor does he need difference of sex for procreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chap. IX.?Of Hercules and his life and death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 24 p. 25 Chap. X.?Of the life and actions of ’sculapius, Apollo, Neptune, Mars, Castor and Pollux, Mercury and Bacchus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 26 Chap. XI.?Of the origin, life, reign, name and death of Jupiter, and of Saturn and Uranus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 32 Chap. XII.?That the stoics transfer the figments of the poets to a philosophical system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 33 Chap. XIII.?How vain and trifling are the interpretations of the stoics respecting the gods, and in them concerning the origin of Jupiter, concerning Saturn and Ops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 35 Chap. XIV.?What the sacred history of Euhemerus and Ennius teaches concerning the gods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chap. XV.?How they who were men obtained the name of gods. . . . p. 36 p. 39 Chap. XVI.?By what argument it is proved that those who are distinguished by a difference of sex cannot be gods. . . . . . . . . . . .

 

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