The City of God (Volume 2)

The City of God (Volume 2)

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The publisher of this book utilises modern printing technologies as well as photocopying processes for reprinting and preserving rare works of literature that are out-of-print or on the verge of becoming lost. This book is one such reprint. Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE EIGHTH BOOK i i ... CHAPTER I The scope of the afore-passed disputation, and what is remaining to treat of. In these controversies of the gods, some have held How can deities of both natures, good and evil : others (of better minds) did the gods that honour to hold them all good. But those that held the first, held the airy spirits to be gods also, and called them gods, as they called the gods, spirits, but not so ordinarily. Indeed they confess that Jove, the prince of all the rest, was by Homer called a damon. But such as affirmed all the gods were good ones, and far better than the best men, are justly moved by the arts of the airy spirits, to hold firmly that the gods could do no such matters, and therefore of force there must be a difference between them and these spirits : and that what ever displeasant affect, or bad act they see caused, wherein these spirits do show their secret power, that they hold is the devil's work, and not the gods'. But yet because they place these spirits as mediators between their gods and men (as if God and man had no other means of commerce), to carry and recarry prayers and benefits from the one to the other, this being the opinion of the most excellent philosophers the Platonists, with whom I choose to discuss this question, whether the adoration of many gods be helpful to eternal felicity ? In the last book we disputed VOL. II 8i F Of these how the devils (delighting in that which all wise and air-spirits honest men abhor, as in the foul, enormous, irreligious fictions of tne gods' crimes (n
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217380393
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217380395
Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 72
Series Title: English
Weight: 145 gr
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