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A Plea For The Christians By Athenagoras

Auhtor: Athenagoras

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Excerpts from the Book 'A Plea For The Christians By Athenagoras':

... That we are not atheists, therefore, seeing that we acknowledge one God, uncreated, eternal, invisible, impassible, incomprehensible, illimitable, ...
... that we shall suffer no such great evil here, even should our lives be taken from us, compared with what we shall there receive for our ...
... images? If, indeed, matter and God are the same, two names for one thing, then certainly, in not regarding stocks and stones, gold and silver, ...
... the world, excelling,[1] as well in its magnitude as in the arrangement of its parts, both those in the oblique circle and those about the north, ...
... teaches that that which always is, the intelligible, is unoriginated, but that which is not, the sensible, is originated, beginning to be and ...
... hundred-handed of the daughter of Zeus, whom he begat of his mother Rhea or of Demeter, as having two eyes in the natural order, and two in her ...
... if it be joined to itself, signifying this[1] Poseidon is what is drunk (water, posis ). But these things are by different persons explained ...
... Zeus and the female Hera (whence both sister and wife), he is subject to change if a season, he turns about: but the Deity neither changes nor shifts ...
... it to be beyond his powers to know and to speak concerning the origin of the other demons, since he was unable either to admit or teach that ...
... but that each one of them has been produced by reason, and that, therefore, they do not transgress the order prescribed to them and that ...
... in the possession of equal rights and the cities, according to their rank, share in equal honour and the whole empire, under your intelligent ...
... It stands behind the temple against the back wall, which it entirely covers. There are also some large stone obelisks in the enclosure, and there ...
... their labour with those who know that from of old it has been the custom, and not in our time only, for vice to make war on virtue. Thus Pythagoras, ...
... Therefore the kiss, or rather the salutation, should be given with the greatest care, since, if there be mixed with it the least defilement of ...
... is much the same as killing him, have abjured such spectacles.[4] How, then, when we do not even look on, lest we should contract guilt and pollution, ...
... with your justice, that others when charged with crimes should not be punished till they are convicted, but that in our case the name we bear should ...
... VI.-OPINIONS OF THE PHILOSOPHERS AS TO THE ONE GOD. Philolaus, too, when he says that all things are included in God as ...
... B. P. PRATTEN.] [A.D. 177.] In placing Athenagoras here, somewhat out of the order usually accepted, I commit no appreciable violence ...
... domains of conquest. All hail the freedom with which, henceforth, Christians are to assume the overthrow of heathenism as a foregone conclusion. ...
... 1925) was a Finnish author, playwright, reporter, linguist and teacher. Pakkala is considered to be one of the realists of the 1880s and 1890s, and he ...