Rome, the epicenter of the world from 8th century B. As Rome amassed more land and peoples, it also took on many of the customs of the cultures it now controlled. Sport was one of the many things that Romans appropriated from the lands it conquered and then made its own. Rome, over the course of its history from republic to empire, to its eventual fall, assimilated the fighting sports of Greece and Eturia, to name a few, to produce a hyper-violent rendition of boxing, wrestling, and the Pankration.
Wylie's prodigious account of Christianity's remonstrance against the errors of the Church of Rome. The index will assist you in finding the location of KEY words in the text, so that you may research Wylie's library without the time and difficulty of reading every single book. THE History of Protestantism, which we propose to write, is no mere history of dogmas.
The teachings of Christ are the seeds; the modern Christendom, with its new life, is the goodly tree which has sprung from them. We shall speak of the seed and then of the tree, so small at its beginning, but destined one day to cover the earth.
How that seed was deposited in the soil; how the tree grew up and flourished despite the furious tempests that warred around it; how, century after century, it lifted its top higher in heaven, and spread its boughs wider around, sheltering liberty, nursing letters, fostering art, and gathering a fraternity of prosperous and powerful nations around it, it will be our business in the following pages to show.
Meanwhile we wish it to be noted that this is what we understand by the Protestantism on the history of which we are now entering.
It is true, no doubt, that Protestantism, strictly viewed, is simply a principle. It is not a policy. It is not an empire, having its fleets and armies, its officers and tribunals, wherewith to extend its dominion and make its authority be obeyed.
It is not even a Church with its hierarchies, and synods and edicts; it is simply a principle. But it is the greatest of all principles. It is a creative power. Its plastic influence is all-embracing. It penetrates into the heart and renews the individual. It goes down to the depths and, by its omnipotent but noiseless energy, vivifies and regenerates society.
It thus becomes the creator of all that is true, and lovely, and great; the founder of free kingdoms, and the mother of pure churches. The globe itself it claims as a stage not too wide for the manifestation of its beneficent action; and the whole domain of terrestrial affairs it deems a sphere not too vast to fill with its spirit, and rule by its law.
Whence came this principle? The name Protestantism is very recent: The term Protestantism is scarcely older than years. It dates from the protest which the Lutheran princes gave in to the Diet of Spires in Restricted to its historical signification, Protestantism is purely negative.
It only defines the attitude taken up, at a great historical era, by one party in Christendom with reference to another party. But had this been all, Protestantism would have had no history. Had it been purely negative, it would have begun and ended with the men who assembled at the German town in the year already specified.
The new world that has come out of it is the proof that at the bottom of this protest was a great principle which it has pleased Providence to fertilize, and make the seed of those grand, beneficent, and enduring achievements which have made the past three centuries in many respects the most eventful and wonderful in history.
The men who handed in this protest did not wish to create a mere void. If they disowned the creed and threw off the yoke of Rome, it was that they might plant a purer faith and restore the government of a higher Law.
They replaced the authority of the Infallibility with the authority of the Word of God. The long and dismal obscuration of centuries they dispelled, that the twin stars of liberty and knowledge might shine forth, and that, conscience being unbound, the intellect might awake from its deep somnolency, and human society, renewing its youth, might, after its halt of a thousand years, resume its march towards its high goal.
And we ask our readers to mark well the answer, for it is the key-note to the whole of our vast subject, and places us, at the very outset, at the springs of that long narration on which we are now entering.The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph. Since the state was a great fighting state in their time, the wars sort of formed the gladiatorial contest in ancient Rome.
The Romans were fascinated and pleasured by violence, bloodshed, and human suffering the gladiatorial games.
- The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome Rome is an ancient city located on the western coast of Italy by the Meditterranian Sea.() The city of Rome was founded, according to the legend, by Romulus in BC.
November Keep on Bookin' New on the Border Book Shelf. Tumblewords Project — The writing workshops are a.m. to p.m. Saturdays at the Memorial Park Public Library meeting room, Copper.
Workshops are free; donations for the presenter are encouraged. The group is open to all writers in a non-critique, non-caustic forum. Ares God of war, bloodshed, and violence.
The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as a beardless youth, either nude with a helmet and spear or sword, or as an armed warrior. Homer portrays him as moody and unreliable, and he generally represents the chaos of war in contrast to Athena, a goddess of military strategy and skill.
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The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I before it spread to other European countries.