CHURCH Christian HISTORY BIBLE 1710 CLERGY Leather
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Presenting, the first Attempt to Culminate the True History of the Christian Church in 1710...
Origines Ecclesiasticae; or, the Antiquities of the
Christian Church: In two books. Whereof the First treats of Christians
in general; their several Names, Distinctions, and Degrees of
Catechumens, Laity, and Clergy. And the Second gives a particular
Account of the several Superior Orders and Offices of the Clergy in the
Primitive Church. London, Printed for Robert Knaplock, 1710. Volume 1 only. Two books in one. Second Edition, Corrected. The corrected edition of the first volume of what would become a seminal 10 volume work completed in 1722. Bingham's landmark work, the first attempt to synthesize the first 4 or 5
centuries of Christian history. Praised by the Roman Catholic ''Dict.
d'Hist. et Geogr. Eccl.'' for its ''judicious impartiality'' and ''vast
erudition'', it remained unique in its field until the advent of
professional historical scholarship in the late 19th century. The Oxford
Dictionary of the Christian Church, referring to its ''wealth of
systematically arranged information, on the hierarchy, organization,
rites, discipline, and calendar of the early Church'' adds that it ''has
not been superseded.''
The book is in decent shape, with the pages nice and clean, and all bound tightly, minus the first EP, which is still attached to the front board. The front board is cleanly detached, rear rebacked with professional supporting binder. Boards show wear to edges, marbled with leather corners an
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