History of the Church in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Volume 2

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C. Scribner & Company, 1869 - Church history

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Page 323 - Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Page 489 - A work of the very highest merit ; its learning is exact and profound ; its narrative full of genius and skill ; its descriptions of men are admirably vivid. We wish to place on record our opinion that Dr. Mommsen's is by far the best history of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Commonwealth.
Page 341 - I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, and brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, and said, 'Hitherto shall thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed'?
Page 489 - FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PERIOD OF ITS DECLINE. By Dr. THEODOR MOMMSEN. Translated, with the author's sanction and additions, by the Rev. WP DICKSON, Regius Professor of Biblical Criticism in the University of Glasgow, late Classical Examiner of the University of St.
Page 489 - Republic, taking the work on the whole — the author's complete mastery of his subject, the variety of his gifts and acquirements, his graphic power in the delineation of natural and individual character, and the vivid interest which he inspires in every portion of his book. He is without an equal in his own sphere.
Page 489 - Since the days of Niebuhr, no work on Roman History has appeared that combines so much to attract, instruct, and charm the reader. Its style— a rare quality in a German author — is vigorous, spirited, and animated. Professor Mommsen's work can stand a comparison with the noblest productions of modern history.
Page 22 - where two or three were gathered together in his name, he would be in the midst of them...
Page 462 - ... henceforth to be concluded, it is likewise the civil law which is to decide. The supreme direction in matters of education is to be exercised by the State ; only the religious education remains in the hands of the clergy of the different Confessions. Public schools are open to all without difference of religion. In mixed marriages, parents may agree about the religion of their children as they please. If there is no such agreement the sons follow the religion of the father, the daughters that...
Page 489 - Dr. MOMMSEN has long been known and appreciated through his researches into the languages, laws, and institutions of Ancient Rome and Italy, as the most thoroughly versed scholar now living in these departments of historical investigation. To a wonderfully...
Page 489 - Dr. Mommsen's work," as Dr. Schmitz remarks in the introduction, " though the production of a man of most profound and extensive learning and knowledge of the world, is not as much designed for the professional scholar as for intelligent readers of all classes who take an interest in the history of by-gone ages, and are inclined there to seek information that may guide them safely through the perplexing mazes of modern history.

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