The History of Protestantism, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

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While the living oracles were neglected, the zeal of the clergy began to spend itself upon rites and ceremonies borrowed from the pagans. These were multiplied to such a degree, that Augustine complained that they were less tolerable than the yoke of the Jews under the law. 3 At this period the Bishops of Rome wore costly attire, gave sump tucus banquets, and when they went abroad were carried in litters. 4 They now began to speak with an authoritative voice, and to demand obedience from all the Churches. Of this the dispute between the Eastern and Western Churches respecting Easter is an instance in point. The Eastern Church, fol lowing the Jews, kept the feast on the 14th day of the month Nisan 6 - the day of the Jewish Passover.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - James Aitken Wylie


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780265797099

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm

Page Count - 636

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