Calvin, John – A Treatise on Relics

An 8 chapter work on issues of relics within the Catholic church.

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTORY DISSERTATION.

CHAPTER 1.

Origin of the worship of relics and images in the Christian Church

CHAPTER 2.

Compromise of the Church with Paganism

CHAPTER 3.

Position of the first Christian Emperors towards Paganism, and their policy in this respect

CHAPTER 4.

Infection of the Christian Church by Pagan ideas and practices during the fourth and fifth centuries — General state of the Christian society during that period — Opposition to the worship of angels, saints, images, and relics — Vigilantlus

CHAPTER 5.

Reaction against the worship of images and other superstitious practices by the Iconoclast Emperors of the East — Opposition to the same worship by Charlemagne

CHAPTER 6.

Origin and development of the pious legends, or lives of saints, during the middle ages

CHAPTER 7.

Analysis of the Pagan rites and practices which have been retained by the Roman Catholic as well as the Greco-Russian Church

CHAPTER 8.

Image-worship and other superstitious practices of the Graeco-Russian Church

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