Early Christianity outside the Roman Empire
Two Lectures delivered at Trinity College, Dublin, by F. CRAWFORD BURKITT, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge.
CAMBRIDGE, at the University Press, 1899.
I dedicate this Book
to the Rev. GEORGE SALMON D.D.
Provost of Trinity College, Dublin,
in grateful acknowledgment
of his kindness to myself
and in admiration of the unfailing acuteness
of his critical judgment.
"With matter of Heresie the West hath beene often and much troubled; but the East part neuer quiet, till the deluge of miserie wherein now they are, overwhelmed them, the chiefest cause whereof doth seeme to haue lien in the restlesse wits of the Grecians, euermore proud of their owne curious and subtile inuentions, which when at any time they had contriued, the great facilitie of their language serued them readily to make all things faire and plausible to men's understanding. Those graund hereticall impieties therefore, which most highly and immediatly touched God and the glorious Trinitie, were all in a manner the monsters of the East."
Hooker, Ecclesiasticall Politie v iii.