This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX THE AFRICAN MARTYRS The enthusiastic temperament of the people of North Africa was the very stuff of which martyrs are made. The number of deaths in that region for the name of Christ was greater than in any other, considering that the persecution of Diocletian in the western world lasted a shorter time than in the eastern; and the records of the people's faith and courage are hardly less stirring than in the days of Perpetua or of Cyprian. When the emperor Maximian went into that part of the empire, in the year 297, to subdue an insurrection of those who were known as the Five Tribes, there was a Christian named Typasius living near the town of Sitifi. He had served honourably in the army, and when his time of active service was over, lived a life of retirement, but liable to be called upon to serve again in an emergency as a q veteran, q or a kind of reservist. The emergency had now arisen, and Typasius was summoned once more to the standard. Before the fighting began, Maximian wished to encourage his troops by giving them a present all round. Typasius, when his turn came, respectfully refused to take the gold piece from the emperor's hand, and begged to be discharged for the service of Christ. This was six years before the penal enactments against Christianity were issued, and Maximian for some reason gave him his discharge. It was afterwards believed that the reason was that he had prophesied victories for the emperors, and that the prophecy came true. Typasius went home rejoicing to think that he had done with military life, and built himself a hermit's cell upon his own property, and lived in it. After five or six years the edict of persecution came to Africa, and at the same time the reserve was again called out. The...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: .
|Title||:||The Historic Martyrs of the Primitive Church|
|Author||:||Arthur James Mason|
|Publisher||:||Theclassics.Us - 2013-09|