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REGULAR SERIES OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INTER-

ESTING EVENTS IN THE

HISTORY OF THE CHURCH,

FROM THE

BIRTH OF CHRIST TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

BY THE

REV. JAMES WHAREY.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRESBYTERIAN BOARD OF PUBLICATION.
JAMES RUSSELL, PUBLISHING AGENT.

1840.

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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1840, by A. W.

Mitchell, in the office of the Clerk of the District Court for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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CONTENTS.

perors.-Rise of Monachism.--Origin of the distinction

between Bishop and Presbyter.-Fathers.-Rites and

Ceremonies.--Heretics.

26–38

CENTURY III.

Persecution under Decius.—Boundaries of the church

extended.-Learning.-Increase of the power and

authority of bishops.-Writers.—Theology corrupted.--

Ceremonies multiplied.—Heresies.

38-48

CENTURY IV.

Persecution under Dioclesian and Galerius.-Constantine's

Vision.—Julian the apostate. The church corrupted by

its connexion with the State.-- Increase of political

power, &c.—Writers.—Pious Frauds.-Ceremonies.-

Donatists.

49-69

CENTURY V.

Incursions of the northern barbarians.-State of the

church in the West.-Learning.–Patriarchs.-De-

generacy of the clergy.-.Writers.---Theology.-

Monkery.-Fanatics.-Schisms and Heresies.-Nestori.

69--95

JUN 25 1301

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