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.
The Britons were Christian
, for they had learned the story of Christ from the Romans.
What do you owe to these poor unfortunates, oh Christians
? Does not every American Christian
owe to the African race some effort at reparation for the wrongs that the American nation has brought upon them?
The chief policeman of the quarter came running up, and found a Christian
ill-treating 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
In fact, the antibelligerent policy of this tribe may have sprung from the doctrines of Christian
charity, for it would appear that they had imbibed some notions of the Christian
faith from Catholic missionaries and traders who had been among them.
"How far," said I to him, "have I been from understanding the most essential part of a Christian
One age followed another until the first years of the eighteenth Christian
century saw the reign of Aurungzebe, Emperor of the Moguls.
``I trust so, daughter,'' said Isaac, ``and I trust too in the rebuilding of Zion; but as well do I hope with my own bodily eyes to see the walls and battlements of the new Temple, as to see a Christian
, yea, the very best of Christians
, repay a debt to a Jew, unless under the awe of the judge and jailor.''
It is true that this people has a natural disposition to goodness; they are very liberal of their alms, they much frequent their churches, and are very studious to adorn them; they practise fasting and other mortifications, and notwithstanding their separation from the Roman Church, and the corruptions which have crept into their faith, yet retain in a great measure the devout fervour of the primitive Christians
. There never were greater hopes of uniting this people to the Church of Rome, which their adherence to the Eutichian heresy has made very difficult, than in the time of Sultan Segued, who called us into his dominions in the year 1625, from whence we were expelled in 1634.
Both these extremes are to be avoided; which will be done, if the league of Christians
, penned by our Savior himself, were in two cross clauses thereof, soundly and plainly expounded: He that is not with us, is against us; and again, He that is not against us, is with us; that is, if the points fundamental and of substance in religion, were truly discerned and distinguished, from points not merely of faith, but of opinion, order, or good intention.
I'm appealing to you" ("not as an injured husband," Stepan Arkadyevitch was going to say, but afraid of wrecking his negotiation by this, he changed the words) "not as a statesman" (which did not sound a propos), "but simply as a man, and a good-hearted man and a Christian
. You must have pity on her," he said.