The Religious Life of Ancient Rome: A Study in the Development of Religious Consciousness, from the Foundation of the City Until the Death of Gregory the Great
Houghton Mifflin, 1911 - 270 pages
Eight lectures delivered before the Lowell Institute in Boston, January, 1911.
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Page 190 - Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Page 242 - What is the name," proceeded he, "of the province from which they a.re brought? " It was replied, that the natives of that province were called Deiri. "Truly are they De ira," said he, "withdrawn from wrath, and called to the mercy of Christ. How is the king of that province called? " They told him his name was M\\a. : and he, alluding to the nam-e, said, "Hallelujah, the praise of God the Creator must be sung in those parts.
Page 242 - Britain, whose inhabitants were of such personal appearance. He again inquired whether those islanders were Christians, or still involved in the errors of Paganism ? and was informed that they were Pagans. Then fetching a deep sigh from the bottom of his heart,
Page 60 - When human life to view lay foully prostrate upon earth crushed down under the weight of religion, who showed her head from the quarters of heaven with hideous aspect lowering upon mortals, a man of Greece1 ventured first to lift up his mortal eyes to her face and first to withstand her to her face.
Page 191 - ... forgetting those things which were behind, and reaching forth unto -those things which were before, he pressed toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Page 148 - counsels, as long as peace was consistent with the pub" lie welfare ; but when the imperious voice of my coun" try summoned me to arms, I exposed my person to the " dangers of war, with the clear fore-knowledge (which " I had acquired from the art of divination) that I was " destined to fall by the sword. I now offer my tribute " of gratitude to the Eternal Being, who has not suffered " me to perish by the cruelty of a tyrant, by the secret " dagger of conspiracy, or by the slow tortures of linger
Page 148 - I have trusted the event to the care of Providence. Peace was the object of my counsels, as long as peace was consistent with the public welfare ; but when the imperious voice of my country summoned me to arms, I exposed my person to the dangers of war, with the clear foreknowledge (which I had acquired from the art of divination) that I was destined to fall by the sword. I now offer my tribute of gratitude to the Eternal Being, who has not suffered me to perish by the cruelty of a tyrant, by the...
Page 61 - For, even as children are flurried and dread all things in the thick darkness, thus we in the daylight fear at times things not a whit more to be dreaded than what children shudder at in the dark, and fancy sure to be. This terror, therefore, and darkness of mind must be dispelled, not by the rays of the sun and glittering shafts of day, but by the aspect and law of nature.
Page 147 - I have learned from philosophy how much the soul is more excellent than the body ; and that the separation of the nobler substance should be the subject of joy, rather than of affliction. I have learned from religion, that an early death has often been the reward of piety...
Page 60 - Greece ventured first to lift up his mortal eyes to her face and first to withstand her to her face. Him neither story of gods nor thunderbolts nor heaven with threatening roar could quell : they only chafed the more the eager courage of his soul, filling him with desire to be the first to burst the fast bars of nature's portals.