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January 21, 2010 at 3:15 am #1974AnonymousInactive
i heard there were historians who said that the early christians were accused of cannibalism for believing in the real presence, who were those historians???January 21, 2010 at 5:36 am #9592AnonymousInactive
Many historians have recorded the accusations that the pagan Romans made against the Church. The Early Church was accused of cannabalism, most reputable historians, catholic or non-catholic have written about this.
Msgr. Philip Hughes three volume History of the Church is a good resource, it was also condensed into a one volume paperback A Popular History of the Catholic Church .
One of the reasons I like to use Msgr. Hughes, and Msgr. Ronald Knox when I discuss the Catholic Faith with Protestants is they were both very anti-Catholic Protestant ministers before they converted to the Faith. By reading the history of the early Church they were convinced that the same doctrines that the Apostles and the Bible teach are what the Catholic Church still teaches today. Most of their books have been reprinted, and older used copies are usually found in thrift shops, and used book stores, as well as online for reasonable prices.
Here is a link to the three volume History by Msgr. Hughes online.
http://www.franciscan-sfo.org/ap/hu/0-ha.htmJanuary 25, 2010 at 1:36 am #9594AnonymousInactive
i hope you dont mind sir LaRobert, but could you give some non catholic historians(who did not become catholic) who wrote about the early christians being accused of cannibalism? thanksJanuary 25, 2010 at 4:30 am #9595AnonymousInactive
I’ll look, but it may take a few days, (as you may imagine) most of my books are authored by Catholics. I do have a couple of Protestant authors, but I’ll have to find them.
Owen Chadwick is an Oxford (protestant) scholar who comes to mind, and Kelley I think also mentioned the charges. I’ll have to see where I have put them. There is a Lutheran that comes to mind, but not his name, he is a fair author. I’ll poke around the boxed books.January 25, 2010 at 4:39 am #9596AnonymousInactive
thank you so much
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