The book The Early Years of Christianity was written by author Pressensé, Edmond De, 1824-1891 Here you can read free online of The Early Years of Christianity book, rate and share your impressions in comments. If you don't know what to write, just answer the question: Why is The Early Years of Christianity a good or bad book?
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("Ad Ephes. , " ii. ) t " Ad Polycarp, " i. + " Ad Roman. , " iv. BOOK II. — THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH. 229 he likens death to a glorious sunset, preceding the radiant dawn of a divine day. * Faith opens to him far-reaching vistas of eternal bliss. Ignatius speaks of the cross with a mystical fervour. It is by the cross, Christ raises and builds up the living stones into the spiritual temple, till the topmost stone is brought forth with shoutings to the glory of God. T '* My soul, " he exclaims..., "bows down adoring before the cross; that scandal of the unbelieving is salvation and eternal life to us. "I He sees in the star followed by the Magi, the inauguration of that kingdom of Christ, the mystery of which cannot be fathomed by the Tempter, who, when he has spent all his efforts, has but prepared the way for the great triumph over death. § Ignatius has often been reproached for his epistle to the Romans, written on hearing that the Christians of Rome were making some efforts to obtain grace from the emperor.