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[1] Marc Bloch, The Historian’s Craft (New York: Vintage Books, 1954), 32.
[2] Herbert Butterfield, History and Human Relations (New York: MacMillan, 1952), pp. 13–14.
1 posted on 12/29/2012 2:23:21 PM PST by NYer
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While in every age the Church demonstrates her power to transform the world, the moral weaknesses of both her leaders and her members are at the same time both a scandal and an ironic witness to her divine character—mere men could never have accomplished the good that the Church has achieved over two millennia. Left entirely to men, the Church ought to have perished at many points in her long history.
2 posted on 12/29/2012 2:24:30 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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I would suggest that the Coptic Church and the Orthodox Eithopean Church have equal claims to antiquity. There may also be some Christian churches in Syria and that part of the world that have long histories.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 2:30:55 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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