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The divine institutes

Lactantius

The divine institutes

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Published by Catholic University of America Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementLactantius ; translated by Mary Francis McDonald
SeriesThe Fathers of the Church, a new translation -- v. 49
ContributionsMcDonald, Mary Francis
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LC ClassificationsBR"60"F3"L32"D5"V.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 561 p
Number of Pages561
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Open LibraryOL21177204M
LC Control Number64-18669

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The principal work of Lactantius is the Divine Institutes (Divinae institutions) which was written over a period of years (). It is an apologetic work in seven books which bear the following titles: On False Religion, The Origin of Error, On False Philosophy, True Wisdom and Religion, Concerning Justice, On True Worship, and On the Blessed Life.4/5(1).

In The Divine Institutes, Lactantius expected an earthly reign of the resurrected saints with Jesus after His second advent for the thousand years before the universal judgment. He presented, in sharp chronological summary, the premillennial advent, the two resurrections, the millennial period, and the reign of the saints with Christ, with surprising astuteness, Cited by: 8.

The Divine Institutes of Lactantius was a vigorous riposte to pagan criticism and persecution of Christianity, which came to a head in the "Great" Persecution of Diocletian in the early fourth century AD.

This edition has been prepared with students /5. Book IV Of true wisdom and religion. Book V Of justice. Book VI Of true worship. Book VII Of a happy life. About this page. Source. Translated by William Fletcher. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A.

Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., ) Revised and edited. the divine institutes. book ii. of the origin of error. chap. i--that forgetfulness of reason makes men ignorant of the true god, whom they worship in adversity and despise in prosperity.

Home > Fathers of the Church > Divine Institutes (Lactantius) > Book I. Divine Institutes, Book I (Of the False Worship of the Gods) even among the Greeks, much less among the Latins, in those books respecting divine subjects which he addressed to Caius Cæsar the chief pontiff, when he was speaking of the Quindecemviri, says that the.

The Divine Institutes, Books I–VII (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 49) Book Description: No description available. eISBN: Subjects: Religion × Close Overlay. Table of Contents. YOUR INSTITUTION DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS BOOK ON JSTOR.

First, that he who in almost all his other disputations and books was a maintainer of the divine providence, and who used very acute arguments in assailing those who denied the existence of a providence, now himself, as a traitor or deserter, endeavoured to take away providence; in whose case, if you wish to oppose him, neither consideration nor labour is required: it is only.

Therefore the law of God must be undertaken, which may direct us to this path; that sacred, that heavenly law, which Marcus Tullius, in his third book respecting The divine institutes book Republic, has described almost with a divine voice; whose words have subjoined, that I might not speak at greater length: There is indeed a true law, right reason, agreeing with nature, diffused among all, unchanging.

the divine institutes, books iii-iv [translated by the rev. william fletcher, d.d.] book iii. of the false wisdom of philosophers. chap. ia comparison of the truth with eloquence: why the philosophers did not attain to it. of the simple style of the scriptures. The principal work of Lactantius is the Divine Institutes (Divinae institutions) which was written over a period of years ().

It is an apologetic work in seven books which bear the following titles: On False Religion, The Origin of Error, On False Philosophy, True Wisdom and Religion, Concerning Justice, On True Worship, and On the. The Divine Institutes, Books I–VII (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 49) Lactantius ; Book; Published by: The Catholic University of America Press; Series: The Fathers of the Church: A New TranslationCited by: 1.

the divine institutes. book vi. of true worship. chap. iof the worship of the true god, and of innocency, and of the worship of false gods. So great is the power of divine wisdom, that, when infused into the breast of man, by one impulse it once for all expels folly, which is the mother of faults, for the effecting of which there is no need of payment, or books, or nightly studies.

These results are accomplished gratuitously, easily, and quickly, if only the ears are open and the breast thirsts for wisdom. Institutiones Divinae (Classical Latin: [ĩːstɪtuːtɪˈoːneːs diːˈwiːnae̯], Ecclesiastical Latin: [institutsiˈones diˈvine]; The Divine Institutes) is the name of a theological work by the Christian Roman philosopher Lactantius, written between AD and The most important writing of Lactantius, The Divine Institutes was written between and Intended to point out the futility of pagan beliefs juxtaposed next to the reasonableness and truth of Christianity, this major work is one of the earliest systematic apologetic works written.

The Divine Institutes of Lactantius was a vigorous riposte to the pagan criticism and persecution of Christianity that came to a head under the Roman emperor Diocletian in the early fourth century A.D. Lactantius was also concerned, however, to put forward, for the benefit of educated pagans (such as he had earlier been), the Christian position on the nature of God and man, the history.

The Divine Institutes, Books I–VII (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 49) Lactantius, Sister Mary Francis McDonald, O.P. Published by The Catholic University of America Press Lactantius and O.P.

Sister Mary Francis McDonald. The Divine Institutes By Lactantius (b. A.D. ) Book I Chapter VI. Now let us pass to divine testimonies; but I will previously bring forward one which resembles a divine testimony, both on account of its very great antiquity, and because he whom I shall name was taken from men and placed among the gods.

According to Cicero, Caius Cotta. Description: The Divine Institutes of Lactantius was a vigorous riposte to pagan criticism and persecution of Christianity, which came to a head in the "Great" Persecution of Diocletian in the early fourth century AD.

This edition has been prepared with students and scholars of intellectual history in mind, but it will also appeal to those concerned with ecclesiastical history and. The Divine Institutes (Divinarum Institutionum Libri VII), written between and This is the most important of the writings of Lactantius.

As an apologetic treatise it was intended to point out the futility of pagan beliefs and to establish the reasonableness and truth of Christianity as a response to pagan critics. The Epitome of the Divine Institutes book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint o /5.

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Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius was an early Christian author (c. - c. ) who became an advisor to the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine I, guiding his religious policy as it developed, and tutor to his The Divine Institutes, Lactantius expected an earthly reign of the resurrected saints with Jesus after His second advent for the thousand years before the.

The Divine Book This series will uncover shocking truths, as well as attempt to provide light, wisdom, guidance, and unity in an attempt to build Inter-Faith Dialogue and respect. Part 1 - Uploaded on One God - One Message. The Divine Institutes, Books I–VII.

by Lactantius translated by Sister Mary Francis McDonald, O.P. Catholic University of America Press, Cloth: eISBN: Paper: No description available ABOUT THIS BOOK |. Lactantius: Divine Institutes (Liverpool University Press - Translated Texts for Historians) Anthony Bowen, Peter Garnsey The Divine Institutes of Lactantius was a vigorous riposte to pagan criticism and persecution of Christianity, which came to a head in the "Great" Persecution of Diocletian in the early fourth century AD.

The principal work of Lactantius is the Divine Institutes (Divinae institutions) which was written over a period of years (). It is an apologetic work in seven books which bear the following titles: On False Religion, The Origin of Error, On False Philosophy, True Wisdom and Religion, Concerning Justice, On True Worship, and On the /5(13).

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Divine Institutes, Books I-VII (Fathers of the Church Patristic Series) at Read 4/5. The divine institutes. Books I-VII. [Lactantius; Mary Francis McDonald, Sister] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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The Divine Institutes. Book I. Of the False Worship of the Gods. Preface.—Of what great value the knowledge of the truth is and always has been. Chap. I.— Book VII. Concerning the Christian Life, and the Eucharist, and the Initiation into Christ. Sec. I.—On the Two Ways,—The Way of Life and the Way of Death.

Book I. Of the False Worship of the Gods. Preface. – Of What Great Value the Knowledge of the Truth Is and Always Has Been. Men of great and distinguished talent, when they had entirely devoted themselves to learning, holding in contempt all actions both private and public, applied to the pursuit of investigating the truth whatever labour could be bestowed upon it; thinking it.

Book VII of The Divine Institutes indicates a familiarity with Jewish, Christian, Egyptian and Iranian apocalyptic material. [16] None of the fathers thus far had been more verbose on the subject of the millennial kingdom than Lactantius or more particular in describing the times and events preceding and following.

The most important writing of Lactantius, The Divine Institutes was written between and Intended to point out the futility of pagan beliefs juxtaposed next to the reasonableness and truth of Christianity, this major work is one of the earliest systematic apologetic works written.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “It was the first attempt at a systematic exposition of. Chap. III.—Of the Ways, and of Vices and Virtues; And of the Rewards of Heaven and the Punishments of Hell. There are two ways, O Emperor Constantine, by which human life must proceed—the one which leads to heaven, the other which sinks to hell; and these ways poets have introduced in their poems, and philosophers in their disputations.

And indeed. The Institutes began as six chapters in to four complete books by the first edition was arranged in the style of a Catechism in order to teach young Christians about the Christian faith.

It began as an exposition of the Apostle’s Creed, the. Divine Intelligence: A Scientific and Spiritual Process for Awakening the Creator Within Divine Intelligence follows an unemployed executive and his coach through a transformative process—the culmination of a decade of research into universal spiritual truths and the science that supports them.

As the true story unfolds, readers discover what the human spirit can. Institutes of the Christian Religion (Latin: Institutio Christianae Religionis) is John Calvin's seminal work of systematic ed as one of the most influential works of Protestant theology, it was published in Latin in (at the same time as Henry VIII of England's Dissolution of the Monasteries) and in his native French language inwith the definitive.

Writings of Lactantius, Lactantus. The Divine Institutes - Book V. Advanced Information. Text edited by Rev. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson and first published by T&T Clark in Edinburgh in Additional introductionary material and notes provided for the American edition by A.

Cleveland Coxe, Book II. (Cont.) Chap. VIII. - Of the Use of Reason in Religion; And of Dreams, Auguries, Oracles, and Similar Portents. It is therefore right, especially.The Divine Institutes.

(Cont.) Book 5 Lactantius (Cont.)The Divine Institutes. (Cont.) Book 5. Book V. Of Justice. Chap. I. – Of the Non-Condemnation of Accused Persons Without a Hearing of Their Cause; From What Cause Philosophers Despised the Sacred Writings; Of the First Advocates of the Christian Religion.

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