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Constantine the Great and Christianity; Three Phases the Historical, the Legendary, and the Spurious (Paperback) Loot Price: R281 Discovery Miles 2 810
Constantine the Great and Christianity; Three Phases the Historical, the Legendary, and the Spurious (Paperback): Christopher...
Constantine the Great and Christianity; Three Phases the Historical, the Legendary, and the Spurious (Paperback): Christopher...

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Constantine the Great and Christianity; Three Phases the Historical, the Legendary, and the Spurious (Paperback)

Christopher Bush-Coleman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 3. Baronius Many dissertations and compilations' were published in the controversy in the sixteenth century. This phase of the matter, however, ended with Baronius, the greatest Catholic church historian of these controversial generations. In his Annales Ecclesiastici (published 1588-1607) written in advocacy of the papacy and the Catholic Church, he took the position that the falsity of the Donation had been proven and, abandoning its defence, discussed it as a forgery. 2 Some later Catholic writers attempted a defence, and occasionally, almost down to the present, some ill-informed, ill-advised enthusiast has come forward to use it as genuine, but in educated circles this became entirely out of the question after Baronius' great work appeared. This one negative result of historical criticism was thus, in spite of the disturbing influence of the Protestant conflict, firmly established in the course of approximately one hundred and fifty years. The way seemed clear for a dispassionate scientific study of the origin of the forgery. But Baronius, who opened the way, also carried over into the later discussion the point of view of religious controversy. He was the first to bring into prominence, after the question of genuineness was settled, the question of the source and circumstances of the forgery itself He seems to have done it, however, purely as a means of removing responsibility for the forgery from the papacy. It is interesting, but natural, that the very historian whose wonderful erudition and research Protestants criticized for its lack of command of Greek, should assign the forgery to just that field about which he knew the least, namely, writers of the Greek Church.1 Starting with his apologetic attitude on behalf of the papacy, and the existen...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Christopher Bush-Coleman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-08242-8
Barcode: 9781151082428
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-08242-2

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