Early Church Fathers
13 [Inconsistent this with Gibbon's minimizing theory of the number of the Christian martyrs.] Elucidation VIII.
14 [Confirming the statement of Justin Martyr. See Vol. I., p. 187, note 1, and p. 193, this Series.]
16 Atys or Attis.
19 ["Sacred hats and purple robes and incense fumes" have been associated with the same crimes, alas! in widely different relations.]
20 [Caricatures of the Cricifixion are extant which show how greedily the heathen had accepted this profane idea.]
21 [A premonition of the Labarum.]
22 [As noted by Clement of Alexandria. See p. 535, Vol. II., and note.]
23 Onocoites. If with Oehler, Onochoietes, the meaning is "asinarius sacerdos" (Oehler).
24 Referring evidently to the Scriptures; and showing what the Bible was to the early Christians.
25 [Kaye, p. 168. Remarks on natural religion.]
26 [Though we are not by nature good, in our present estate; this is elsewhere demonstrated by Tertullian, as see cap. xviii.]
27 [Kaye, p. 291. See Elucidation I. Also Vol. II., p. 334.]
28 [That is, by the consummation of her marriage with Joseph.]
29 [Language common among Christians, and adopted afterwards into the Creed.]
30 Isa. vi. 10.
31 Elucidation V.
32 Proculus was a Roman senator who affirmed that Romulus had appeared to him after his death.
33 [Chapter 1. at close. "The blood of Christians is the seed of the Church."]
34 Herodotus, I. 47. [See Wilberforce's Five Empires, p. 67.]
35 [Castor and Pollux. Imitated in saint worship.]
36 [This testimony must be noted as something of which Tertullian confidently challenges denial.]
37 [Observe our author's assertion that in its own nature, worship must be a voluntary act, and note this expression libertatem religionis.]
38 [See Augustine's City of God, III. xvii. p. 95, Ed. Migne.]
39 Her image was taken from Pessinus to Rome.
40 [Familiar reference to Virgil, Aeneid, I. 15.]
41 Heb. x. 22. [See cap. xlii. infra. p. 49.]
42 [Once more this reflection on the use of material incense, which is common to early Christians, as in former volumes noted.]
43 [A reference to kneeling, which see the de Corona cap. 3, infra. Christians are represented as standing at prayer, in the deslineations of the Catacombs. But, see Nicene Canon, xx.]
44 Matt. v. 44.
45 1 Tim. ii. 2.
46 [Cap. xxxix. infra. And see Kaye, pp. 20, 348. A subject of which more hereafter.]