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OR, THE RELIGION OF THE

• ANCIENT CHRISTIANS

IN THE FIRST AGES OF THE GOSPEL.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF PAGANISM UNDER THE FIRST

CHRISTIAN EMPERORS ; AND THE LIVES OF JUSTIN MARTYR AND ST. CYPRIAN.

By WILLIAM CAVE, D.D.

IN TWO VOLS.

"Ουκ εν λόγοις, άλλ' έν έργοις τα της ημετέρας
θεοσεβείας πράγματα.

Just. Mart. Parænes. ad Græc. p. 33.
Nos non habitu Sapientiam, sed mente præferimus :
Non eloquimur magna, sed vivimus.

Minuc. Fel. Dial. pag. 31.

WITH AN

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY, AND NOTES,

BY THE REV. WM. TROLLOPE, M.A. VICAR OF GREAT WIGSTON, LEICESTERSHIRE ; AND LATE ONE OF THE CLASSICAL

MASTERS OF CHRIST'S HOSPITAL.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
John Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly;
WHITTAKER & CO. AVE-MARIA LANE ; SIMPKIN & MARSHALL,
STATIONERS' COURT; TALBOYS, OXFORD; DEIGHTON,
CAMBRIDGE: OLIVER & BOYD, EDINBURGH;

AND CUMMING, DUBLIN

MDCCCXXXV.

OAMSA

AN INISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE STATE OF PAGANISM UNDER THE FIRST CHRISTIAN

EMPERORS.

SECTION I.-- Page 151. "The Mtate of Paganism under the reign of Constantine the (neat.

SECTION II - Page 176. The Condition of the Gentiles under the reign of Constantine

Junior, Constantius, and Constans.

SECTION III, - Page 186.

The Mtate of Paganism under the reign of Julian,

SECTION 1V.-Page 219.

In what case (ventilism stood under the reigns of Jovian,

Valentinian, and Valens.

SECTION V. Page 2:31 The State of Religion under the reiuns of Gratian, Theodosius

the Great, and his Successrs.

LIVES OF ST. JUSTIN THE MARTYR,

AND ST, CYPRIAN,

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PRIMITIVE CHRISTIANITY.

PART II.

CONTINUED.

CHAPTER VI.

Of their Readiness and Constancy in professing their

Religion.

When our blessed Saviour sent out his disciples to preach the Gospel, he acquainted them with the difficulties that were like to attend their message, but withal bad them arm themselves with constancy and resolution, and not to regard the scoffs and reproaches, the miseries and sufferings that might fall upon them : 'not to fear them that could only kill the body, but to make a free and bold confession of his name before the world, and cheerfully to take up their cross and follow him.'' St. Paul, though himself then in chains at Rome, exhorts the Christians to stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel, being in nothing terrified by their adversaries, it being given them on the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake,"*

| Matt. x. 28, 38; xvi. 24; Luke, ix. 23; xii. 4.

2 Phil. i. 27–29. VOL. II.

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