Then who can hope to know what my feelings were, to hear this armor- plated ass start in on it again, in the murky twilight of tradition, before the dawn of history, while even Lactantius
might be referred to as "the late Lactan- tius," and the Crusades wouldn't be born for five hundred years yet?
, Of the Manner in Which the Persecutors Died, trans.
, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Ho?
Gall, and the Lactantius
versions of the 15th -century sibyl series.
, the third century church father, wrote: "It is always unlawful to put to death a human being, whom God willed to be a sacred animal.
, an Ante-Nicene theologian, described in his Divine Institutes demonic purveyors of evils as a kind of global stalker of the soul, serial killers of the spirit, who engage in home invasions: They ".
According to Tertullian, it was "the highest virtue"; Lactantius
saw it as "the greatest of all virtues," and Origen called patience "the virtue [that is] peculiarly ours.
, a contemporary of the emperor Constantine, said religion "cannot be coerced," but must be the commitment of a free will.
The two Petrarch manuscripts at Auckland, as well as the Comestor and the Lactantius
, were probably bought when Grey was in England in 1868-69, though they could, like the Utrecht Bible, and possibly the three eastern European manuscripts, have been retained from his Cape Town library.
11) In Latin sources (Cicero, Augustin, Lactantius
, Ficino), he is said to have given the "laws and letters" (the hieroglyphs) to the Egyptians, founding Hermopolis.
20) Although sympathetic to Tertullian's concerns, Lactantius
also saw the liberal arts as a means to acquiring both the eloquence needed to persuade others of Christian truth and as a way to better understand the moral order of the universe.
16) During the patristic era Lactantius
had referred to the Apocryphal Old Testament Book of Tobit 1:16-18 (Vulg.