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barrenness. The persecution of the Church in Ireland, for example, “has turned the desert into fruitfulness,” in America, in Australia, in England itself, and the grey mouldering ruins of our fanes on the hill sides are compensated for by the Cathedral Churches across the ocean. The reader will see Heresy in every age, from the days of the Apostles themselves down to our own time, rising up, and vanishing after a while, but the Church of God is always the same, her Chief Pastors speaking with the same authority, and teaching the same doctrine to the trembling Neophites in the Catacombs, and to the Caesars on the throne of the world. Empires are broken into fragments and perish—nations die away, and are only known to the historian—languages spoken by millions disappear—everything that is man's work dies like man; heresies, like the rest, have their rise, their progress, their decay, but Faith alone is eternal and unchangeable, “yesterday, to-day, and the same for ever.”
69-74. Heresy of Macedonius. 75-77. Of Apollinares. 78. Of Elvidius.
Basnage refuted. 1. Vigilantius and his Errors.
condemned by Sozymus. 13. Julian, a Follower of Pelagius. 14. Semi-
20. Errors of Nestorius, and his Elevation to the Episcopacy. 21. He
approves of the Frrors preached by bis Priest, Anastasius; his Cruelty. 22. He
is contradicted, and other Acts of Cruelty. 23. St. Cyril's Letter to him, and his
Answer. 24. The Catholics separate from him. 25. Letters to St. ('elestine,
Patriarch of Constantinople, dies excommunicated.