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The scope of piety; or, The Christian doing all things to the glory of God by Thomas Quinton Stow

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The scope of piety, or, The Christian doing all things to the glory of God. London: Simpkin, Marshall. MLA Citation. Stow, Thomas Quinton. The scope of piety, or, The Christian doing all things to the glory of God / by Thomas Quinton Stow Simpkin, Marshall London Australian/Harvard Citation. Stow, Thomas Quinton.   One of the terms used in the early fathers when interpreting the Scriptures was the “scope” of Scripture. By this they meant backing away from the detail of the text to see the larger picture, the “scope” of a broad reading. This technique was particularly valued in the so-called Antiochene School of interpretation, which is usually associated with a more historical/literal reading of. The City of God (Book V) Concerning the Eradication of the Love of Human Praise, Because All the Glory of the Righteous is in God. It is, with true piety towards God, whom he loves, believes, and hopes in, fixes his attention more on those things in which he displeases himself, than on those things. The moral law, then (to begin with it), being contained under two heads, the one of which simply enjoins us to worship God with pure faith and piety, the other to embrace men with sincere affection, is the true and eternal rule of righteousness prescribed to the men of all nations and of all times, who would frame their life agreeably to the.

Etymology. The word piety comes from the Latin word pietas, the noun form of the adjective pius (which means "devout" or "dutiful").. Classical interpretation. Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man with pietas respected his responsibilities to gods, country, parents, and kin. In its strictest sense it was the sort of love a son ought to have. By earthly things, I mean those which relate not to God and his kingdom, to true righteousness and future blessedness, but have some connection with the present life, and are in a manner confined within its boundaries. By heavenly things, I mean the pure knowledge of God, the method of true righteousness, and the mysteries of the heavenly kingdom. Augustine's City of God, Book 5. BOOK 5. ARGUMENT. But however much that virtue may be praised and cried up, which without true piety is the slave of human glory, it is not at all to be compared even to the feeble beginnings of the virtue of the saints, whose hope is placed in the grace and mercy of the true God. CHAP. CONCERNING. I Chron b. dlm] "Personal piety and formal worship are essential to the Christian life, but they must lead to lives that 'act justly and love mercy' (Mic. )." (41) About 1 billion people live on less than one dollar a day and billion (~ 40%) live on less than $2 per day.

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