At the same time the servant informed Isaac, that a Nazarene (so they termed Christians
, while conversing among themselves) desired to speak with him.
There is no pardon for a Christian
who kills a Mussulman.
This sign led us to believe that some Christian
woman was a captive in the house, and that it was she who had been so good to us; but the whiteness of the hand and the bracelets we had perceived made us dismiss that idea, though we thought it might be one of the Christian
renegades whom their masters very often take as lawful wives, and gladly, for they prefer them to the women of their own nation.
He exerted himself, during his sojourn among this simple and well-disposed people, to inculcate, as far as he was able, the gentle and humanizing precepts of the Christian
faith, and to make them acquainted with the leading points of its history; and it speaks highly for the purity and benignity of his heart, that he derived unmixed happiness from the task.
But I hold that Christians
are freed from the literal observance of the Fourth Commandment.
The respectable Apollyon was now putting on the steam at a prodigious rate, anxious, perhaps, to get rid of the unpleasant reminiscences connected with the spot where he had so disastrously encountered Christian
There be two swords amongst Christians
, the spiritual and temporal; and both have their due office and place, in the maintenance of religion.
I have caught a glimpse of the faces of several Moorish women (for they are only human, and will expose their faces for the admiration of a Christian
dog when no male Moor is by), and I am full of veneration for the wisdom that leads them to cover up such atrocious ugliness.
Though he had thrown on one side the Christian
dogmas it never occurred to him to criticise the Christian
ethics; he accepted the Christian
virtues, and indeed thought it fine to practise them for their own sake, without a thought of reward or punishment.
There lies antique beauty, not corpse-like even in death, but arrested in the complete contentment of its sensuous perfection: and here stands beauty in its breathing life, with the consciousness of Christian
centuries in its bosom.
But when the Saxons conquered the land they robbed and ruined the churches, the Christian
priests were slain or driven forth, and once more the land became heathen.
As for being a Christian
, I was that, I hope and believe, when you were crawling about the floor in petticoats.
And though our personal sympathies may well go to the finer-spirited Irish, this outcome was on the whole fortunate; for only through religious union with Rome during the slow centuries of medieval rebirth could England be bound to the rest of Europe as one of the family of cooperating Christian
states; and outside that family she would have been isolated and spiritually starved.
religion," he said, "was instituted for much nobler purposes, than to enforce a lesson which many heathen philosophers had taught us long before, and which, though it might perhaps be called a moral virtue, savoured but little of that sublime, Christian
-like disposition, that vast elevation of thought, in purity approaching to angelic perfection, to be attained, expressed, and felt only by grace.
I'm appealing to you" ("not as an injured husband," Stepan Arkadyevitch was going to say, but afraid of wrecking his negotiation by this, he changed the words) "not as a statesman" (which did not sound a propos), "but simply as a man, and a good-hearted man and a Christian