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ENCYCLOPÆDIA OR DICTIONARY OF BIBLICAL, HISTORICAL, DOCTRINAL, AND

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY. Based on the Real-Encyclopädie of Herzog, Plitt, and Hauck. Edited by Philip SCHAFF, D.D. Three Vols. imperial 8vo, price 24s. each.

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6

OF THE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

BY

PHILIP SCHAFF, D.D.

Christianus sum: Christiani nihil a me alienum puto

A NEW EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED

NICENE AND POST-NICENE CHRISTIANITY

From CONSTANTINE THE GREAT TO GREGORY THE GREAT

A.D. 311-600

Division Second

EDINBURGH

T. & T. CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET

1884

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CHAPTER VIII,

CHRISTIAN ART.

§ 102. Religion and Art.

Man is a being intellectual, or thinking and knowing, moral, or willing and acting, and æsthetic, or feeling and enjoying. To these three cardinal faculties corresponds the old trilogy of the true, the good, and the beautiful, and the three provinces of science, or knowledge of the truth, virtue, or prartıce of the good, and art, or the representation of the beautifuı, the harmony of the ideal and the real. These three eleinents are of equally divine origin and destiny.

Religion is not so much a separate province besides these three, as the elevation and sanctification of all to the glory of God. It represents the idea of holiness, or of union with God, who is the original of all that is true, good, and beautiful. Christianity, as perfect religion, is also perfect humanity. It hates only sin; and this belongs not originally to human nature, but has invaded it from without. It is a leaven which pervades the whole lump. It aims at a harmonious unfolding of all the gifts and powers of the soul. It would redeem and regenerate the whole man, and bring him into blessed fellowship with God. It enlightens the understanding, sanctifies the will, gives peace to the heart, and consecrates even the body a temple of the Holy Ghost. The ancient word : “Homo sum, nihil humani a me alienum puto," is fully true only of the Christian. “ All things are yours," says the Apostle. All things are of God, and for God. Of these truths we must never lose sight,

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