The Star in the East: A Sermon, Preached in the Parish-Church of St. James, Bristol, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 1809, for the Benefit of the "Society for Missions to Africa and the East"
Williams & Whiting, 1809 - 48 pages
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Page 4 - When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Page 19 - He made no answer, but looked up steadfastly towards heaven, like Stephen the first martyr, his eyes streaming with tears. He did not look with anger towards me. He looked at me, but it was benignly, and with the countenance of forgiveness. His other hand was then cut off. But, sir," said Sabat, in his imperfect English, " he never changed, he never changed.
Page 14 - And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
Page 41 - ... parish churches in England ; the style of building in both being of Saracenic origin. They have sloping roofs, pointed arch windows, and buttresses supporting the walls. The beams of the roof, being exposed to view, are ornamented ; and the ceiling of the choir and altar is circular and fretted. In the cathedral churches, the shrines of the deceased bishops are placed on each side of the altar.
Page 40 - The first view of the Christian churches, in this sequestered region of Hindostan, connected with the idea of their tranquil duration for so many ages, cannot fail to excite pleasing emotions in the mind of the beholder. The form of the oldest buildings is not unlike that of some of the old parish churches in England : the style of building in both being of Saracenic origin.
Page 44 - ... exact form of the letter. In other copies, where the ink had less of a corroding quality, it has fallen off, and left a dark vestige of the letter, faint indeed, but not, in general, illegible. There is a volume, which was deposited in one of the remote Churches, near the mountains, which merits a particular description.
Page 39 - I speak not of interfering1 with their religious prejudices, or endeavouring to convert the natives by Ľn extraordinary effort on the part of the British government. Conversion, in my opinion, must be the consequence which would naturally flow from our attention to their moral instruction, and their more intimate acquaintance with the English character. " I do not mention this as an experiment, the result of which might be considered as problematical : the experiment has been already made, and the...
Page 34 - We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, three persons in one God ; neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance, one in three, and three in one. The Father generator, the Son generated, and the Holy Ghost proceeding. None is before or after the other ; in majesty, honor, might, and power co-equal ; Unity in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.
Page 48 - Some of the Jews suppose that this roll came originally from Senna, in Arabia ; others have heard that it was brought from Cashmir. The Cabul Jews, who travel annually into the interior of China, say, that in some synagogues the Law is still found written on a roll of leather; not on vellum, but on a soft flexible leather, made of goats' skin, and dyed red ; which agrees with the description of the roll above mentioned.