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Christianity, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Texte du rabat Excerpt from Christianity, Vol. 2Among the bishops of this century, one name deserves an immortality of infamy. It ... Lire la suite
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Excerpt from Christianity, Vol. 2

Among the bishops of this century, one name deserves an immortality of infamy. It is that of Cyril, Bishop of Alex andria. Under his rule took place the terrible murder of Hypatia, that pure and beautiful Platonic teacher, who was dragged by a fanatic mob, headed by Peter the Reader, into the great church of Alexandria, and tortured to death on the steps of the high altar. Cyril's hold upon the audiences of the giddy city [alexandria] was, however, much weakened by Hypatia, the daughter of Theon, the mathematician, who not only distinguished herself by her expositions of the doc trines of Plato and Aristotle, but also by her comments on the writings of Apollonius and other geometers. Each day, before her academy, stood a long train of chariots her lecture-room was crowded with the wealth and fashion of Alexandria Hypatia and Cyril Philosophy and bigotry. They cannot exist together. So Cyril felt, and on that feeling he acted. AS Hypatia repaired to her academy, She was assaulted by Cyril's mob - a mob of many monks. Stripped naked in the street, She was dragged into a church, and there killed by the club of Peter the Reader [a.d. The corpse was cut to pieces, the esh was scraped from the bones with Shells, and the remnants cast into a fire. For this frightful crime Cyril was never called to account. It seemed to be admitted that the end sanctified the means (draper's Con ict between Religion and Science, p.

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Titre: Christianity, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)
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Code EAN: 9781330382745
ISBN: 1330382749
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 54
Poids: 87g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T3mm
Année: 2015

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