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.
At last I resolved to confide in a renegade, a native of Murcia, who professed a very great friendship for me, and had given pledges that bound him to keep any secret I might entrust to him; for it is the custom with some renegades, when they intend to return to Christian territory, to carry about them certificates from captives of mark testifying, in whatever form they can, that such and such a renegade is a worthy man who has always shown kindness to Christians, and is anxious to escape on the first opportunity that may present itself.
Once again churches were built, priests came to live among the people, and the sound of Christian
prayer and praise rose night and morning from castle and from hut.
Let the church of the north receive these poor sufferers in the spirit of Christ; receive them to the educating advantages of Christian
republican society and schools, until they have attained to somewhat of a moral and intellectual maturity, and then assist them in their passage to those shores, where they may put in practice the lessons they have learned in America.
he went on, looking closer, "so this is the way a Christian
has the impudence to treat a Mussulman
Other Biblical scenes, as well, came to be enacted, and, further, there were added stories from Christian
tradition, such as that of Antichrist, and, on their particular days, the lives of Christian
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.
It is a maxim, sir, that is or ought to be received among all Christians
, of what church or pretended church soever, that the Christian
knowledge ought to be propagated by all possible means and on all possible occasions.
Time rolled on from the first to the last years of the eighteenth Christian
Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings; Vex'd and tormented, runs poor Barrabas, With fatal curses towards these Christians
There be two swords amongst Christians
, the spiritual and temporal; and both have their due office and place, in the maintenance of religion.
But I as a believer cannot, in a matter of such gravity, act in opposition to the Christian
from an English gentleman in the party checked the adventurer, and then we were informed that so dire a profanation is it for a Christian
dog to set foot upon the sacred threshold of a Moorish mosque that no amount of purification can ever make it fit for the faithful to pray in again.
And how will Christian
rejoice to hear of this happy transformation of his old antagonist
SOME White Christians
engaged in driving Chinese Heathens out of an American town found a newspaper published in Peking in the Chinese tongue, and compelled one of their victims to translate an editorial.