A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Book of Daniel and the Persecuted

from The Telegraph:
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These are the "Hebrew children" thrown into the burning fiery furnace. Their hats are mentioned in the Bible, and here resemble Daniel's on the pyx, but curlier, like the Phrygian cap of liberty embraced by the French Revolutionaries.

The burning fiery furnace and the lions' den appealed to early Christians because their images of faith met the terrible persecutions that periodically swept the Roman Empire.
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Read the entire post here.

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