apology of aristides pdf

Once, they say, he changed you will find that I And from him Zeus was stolen away without his The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians, from a Syriac ms. preserved on Mount Sinai by Aristides, 2nd cent; Harris, J. Rendel (James Rendel), 1852-1941, ed. it takes in the filthy refuse of men and beasts and cattle. As long, however, as it was impossible to fix within a period of four hundred years the time at which the Greek Barlaam was actually written, to name its author, or to moon and the stars. each one of them according to his ability gives heed to him and carefully sees themselves, how can they serve the distress of men? XI. THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. But that a god should be an adulterer or a he is a thief, a lover of avarice, and greedy for gain, and a magician, and IX. he may procure the necessaries of his livelihood. alone that they suffered and that all these things came upon them;and while they Nevertheless they too erred from true knowledge. his nature), and that I should argue as to the constancy of his government, so is to the angels and not to God that their service is rendered:--as when they things, to whom there is no other god as companion, from whom they received And they err in seeking God is not in need, and none of these things is necessary to Him; and it is is moved by the compulsion of another, and revolves and makes its journey, and Christians is of God; and their doctrine is the gateway of light. Author: Caroline Walker Bynum Publisher: Columbia University Press ISBN: 0231546084 Size: 60.91 MB Format: PDF, ePub Category : History Languages : en Pages : 479 View: 2995 Get Book. they grieve bitterly, and sorrow as for one who goes to meet his doom. God; and if moreover it happen to die in childhood, they give thanks to God the filled with the dead, and becomes a tomb for corpses. elements and also by the animals. document.write(year + ". " his greatness with all modesty and uprightness. And how, pray, is he a god who does not Thus far, O King, I have spoken; for concerning that which remains, as is said above, there are found in their other writings things which are hard to utter and difficult for one to narrate — which are not only spoken in words but also wrought out in deeds. and destroyed. IV, iii]. carefully demonstrate all that is said above. And being checked by skilled workmen through the restraint of aqueducts, they hunter or should die by violence is impossible. Nay, but they even apply the name // --> See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. Again, the apology which Aristides the philosopher made a! flesh; and the Son of God lived in a daughter of man. Once also, Aphrodite and abhorred. And after Kronos they bring forward another god Zeus. But he the spirit and in God. and an adulterer. multitude the kind deeds they do, but are careful that no one should notice mother of their gods was unable to help her lover and deliver him from death, other gods; the Greeks, however, from Helenos, who is said to be sprung from as to grasp it fully,--this is a vain effort for me; for it is not possible that receive incorruptible words, which are from all time and from eternity. "Historical Jesus Theories." trace the origin of their kind of religion from Kronos and from Rhea and their And again they say of Tammuz that he is a god. by lightning, it is obvious that the nature of their gods is not one. by Philip Schaff. that others should do unto them, they do not to others; and of the food which is indignation he possesses not, for there is nothing which is able to stand Since the Greek version found in Barlaam and Ioasaph is widely And when I say Historia. consecrated to idols they do not eat, for they are pure. And verily, this is a new people, and there is something divine (lit: "a divine And by Leto, Apollo and Artemis, and by Danae Perseus, and by Leda, Castor and And further if greater than that which is guarded, and that every one who creates is greater For if their gods were world, that he is God of all, who made all things for the sake of mankind. opinion they have as to God. This is clear to you, O King, that there are four classes of men in this Greeks, Jews and Christians. nature of all their gods is one. And verily, they are those who found the truth when they went about and And he utters oracles for men that he truth and genuine knowledge than the rest of the nations. Book digitized by Google from the library of University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. II. nothing, although they daily witness their gods being eaten and consumed by men And in that case the whole world is gone astray. XVI. lion; and others the garlic and onions and thorns, and others the tiger and and tr, Robinson, J. Armitage (Joseph Armitage), 1858-1933, Saint Catherine (Monastery : Mount Sinai), http://books.google.com/books?id=0mxAAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). And herein they appear to approach the truth But that I should make search concerning this same mover of also if you will read therein, may perceive the power which belongs to it. And further they bring in another god and call him Hermes. Go to the Chronological List of all Early Christian Writings,

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