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Histoire Des Trois Premiers Sicles De L'glise Chrtienne

In Six Volumes

By Edmond de Pressens

1858-61 - Paris - Librairie de Ch. Meyrueis et Comp.

8.5" by 5.5"; 496pp.; 520pp.; 513pp.; 538pp.

 

DETAILS

The history of the first three centuries of the Christian church, in French.

Edmond Dehault de Pressens (January 7, 1824 - April 8, 1891) was a French  Protestant leader.

He was a powerful preacher and political orator; from 1871 he was a member of the National Assembly, and from 1883 a life senator. In 1891 he was elected a member of the Acadmie des sciences morales et politiques. Pressens laboured for the revival of biblical studies. He contended that the Evangelical Church ought to be independent of the power of the state.

In 1854 he founded the Revue chrtienne, and in 1866 the Bulletin idologique. His works include: Histoire des trois premiers sicles de l'glise chrtienne (6 vols. 1856-1877; new ed. 1887-1889), L'glise et la Rvolution franaise (1864), Jsus-Christ, son temps, sa vie, son uvre (against Ernest Renan, 1866), Les Origines, le problme de la connaissance; le problme cosmologique (1883).

Comprised of first series (two volumes) and second series (two volumes). The third and fourth series are missing.

Series two covers the struggle of Christianity against the existing pagan religion, and Christian martyrs.

CONDITION

In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, with some light rubbing and some  wear to the boards and spines. Internally, firmly bound. Armorial bookplate of G. E. Marindin to front pastedowns. Pages are bright, with some scattered spotting throughout (particularly to endpapers). Overall: VERY GOOD.

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