Women of Christianity: Exemplary for Acts of Piety and Charity (Classic Reprint)

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When I first conceived the idea of writing a work on the Women of Christianity, I contemplated including all the women remarkable for character, intellect, and excellence, who had flourished under the fostering influence of the Christian faith. I soon perceived that this design, if it were not too vast to be accomplished, would require the labor of years. I resolved, however, to execute at least a part of that great whole: a part complete in itself; to be followed by similar works or not, as circumstances and time might determine.

It was difficult to choose, difficult to decide, with whom to begin. How many great and heroic women suddenly seemed to rise from the barbaric gloom of feudal ages, or appeared mingling with strange daring in the strife, as deadly and as fierce, of recent generations! How many meditative spirits, living apart from a rude world that knew them not, heralded the dawn of civilization, gave to now forgotten idioms their sweetest strains, and nobly asserted in their day - not, it is true, so completely as they have been asserted in ours - the intellect and genius of woman!

But, from these women of action and thought, my mind turned to other women more lowly, though not less great.

For eighteen centuries I beheld them fervent in their faith, pure in their lives, patient when it was their lot to endure, heroic when they had to act or suffer; and I felt that these were essentially the "Women of Christianity," and that to them the first place belonged by right.

I need say little more concerning the aim of this work, save that it does not profess to include those women whose virtues went not beyond the circle of home, and whose piety was limited to worship. Love and adoration are beautiful, but sacrifice is the true spirit of Christianity.

The very foundation of our faith rests on an act of self-immolation: the death of Jesus on the cross. The women who have inherited this spirit, who have filled their lives with acts of self-denial, who, like their great Master, have gone about doing good, are those whom I have selected as examples of the women of Christianity.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Women of Christianity: Exemplary for Acts of Piety and Charity When I first conceived the idea of writing a work on the Women of Christianity, I contemplated including all the women remarkable for character, intellect, and excellence, who had flourished under the fostering influence of the Christian faith. I soon perceived that this design, if it were not too vast to be accomplished, would require the labor of years. I resolved, however, to execute at least a part of that great whole: a part complete in itself; to be followed by similar works or not, as circumstances and time might determine. It was difficult to choose, difficult to decide, with whom to begin. How many great and heroic women suddenly seemed to rise from the barbaric gloom of feudal ages, or appeared mingling with strange daring in the strife, as deadly and as fierce, of recent generations! How many meditative spirits, living apart from a rude world that knew them not, heralded the dawn of civilization, gave to now forgotten idioms their sweetest strains, and nobly asserted in their day - not, it is true, so completely as they have been asserted in ours - the intellect and genius of woman! But, from these women of action and thought, my mind turned to other women more lowly, though not less great. For eighteen centuries I beheld them fervent in their faith, pure in their lives, patient when it was their lot to endure, heroic when they had to act or suffer; and I felt that these were essentially the Women of Christianity, and that to them the first place belonged by right. I need say little more concerning the aim of this work, save that it does not profess to include those women whose virtues went not beyond the circle of home, and whose piety was limited to worship. Love and adoration are beautiful, but sacrifice is the true spirit of Christianity. The very foundation of our faith rests on an act of self-immolation: the death of Jesus on the cross. The women who have inherited this spirit, who have filled their lives with acts of self-denial, who, like their great Master, have gone about doing good, are those whom I have selected as examples of the women of Christianity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331750949

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