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'La poisencza del Payre, et sapiencia del Filh,
Et la bonta del Sant Sperit nos garde tuit
Denfern, e nos done Paradis. Amen.'

LA Novel Sermon of the ancient Vaudois Church.

LONDON:
ELLIOT STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C.

1891.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

22.JUN. 91

XFORD UNIVERSITY TO THE

MOST DEAR AND HOLY MEMORY

OF

MY OWN BLESSED DEAD, WHO LIVE IN GOD,

AND ENJOY,

IN THEIR PERFECTED LIFE,

THE VISION OF CHRIST IN PARADISE;

AND TO

ALL OTHER BROKEN HEARTS,

THAT MOURN THEIR HOLY DEAD;

THIS BOOK

IS,

WITH ALL SWEET REVERENCE,

DEDICATED.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

xi

CHAPTER I.-Introduction (pp. 1-3) -Jacob's Vision (4-8)—The Pro-

cession of the 'Types (8-11)-The Ministries of Angels (11-14) — The

Soul's Ascension to God (14-17)— The Beatific Death (17, 18)-Hope

and Love in the Mystical Life (19, 20)— The Songs of Degrees (21-23)

The Vision of Perpetua and Felicitas (23, 24)-Scala Paradisi (24-29)

-St. Anselm's Instruction for the Dying (30, 31).

CHAPTER II.—The Supernatural Life (32-34)- Images of Death (34-38)

The Gate of Death : Its Silence and Shadow (34-43)-The going forth

of the Dying (42-47) --A Voice from the Cloister (47-49)—Death, an Act

rather than State (49-52)—Death, a Journey (53-56) —Death, a Tran-

sition (57, 58) — The Retrospective Vision in Death (58, 59)—The Soul's

Attitude in Dying (59) ——The Penitence of Saints and of Martyrs (60-62)

- The Psalms 'upon Sheminith' (63, 64)— Is there a Judgment imme-

diately after Death? (64-66)—Is there Welcome from other Souls in

Paradise? (66-72)— Minucius Felix on the Obsequies of the Early

Christians (72, 73)—Departed Friends' (74).

CHAPTER III.— The Hauntings of Eternity (76, 77)—Hearts to be Com-

forted (77-80) ---Death, a Change (80-82)-The Words from the Cross

(83-85) –The Penitent Robber (85-88)—Death, a Transfigurement (88,

89) - The Fiction of Purgatory (89-91)-Paradise no mere Figure (91, 92)

-Recognition after Death (92, 93) — The Semi-corporeity of the Soul

193-98) —Patristic Opinion : Irenæus, Tertullian, and Justin Martyr (95,

96)—The Sentient Powers of the Unclothed Soul (97, 98)-Angelic

Manifestations : St. Thomas Aquinas on (99, 100) Scholastic and
Mediæval Conceptions of the Blessed Life (101-103)—The Voice of
the Primitive Church (103, 104)-St. Anselm (105)-Paradise, the Deri-

vation of (100); Jeremy Taylor, upon (107, 108)-The 'Civitas Dei' of

St. Augustine (109)—The Pleiades and the Islands of the Blessed (110,

111)-The Garden of Paradise (112-117)—St. Bernard (117)-The

Words of Jesus (118, 119) —Luis de Leon (120).

CHAPTER IV.-Ancient Hymns of the Blessed Life (120-122)— The Soul's

Consciousness after Death (122-132)—Death, an Entrance into the Un-

known (124)—Death, no Sleep (127, 128)-Memory in Death (129) -

The House from Heaven (130-132) —St. Cyprian's 'De Mortalitate'

(133-137)– The Angel of Death (137-139)—The Regrets of Death (139-

143) – The Soul's Maturity in the Blessed Life (144, 145)—The Con-

tinuity of the Now and the Hereafter (146)—This Life a Probation (147)

– The Intermediate Life, a 'Schola Theologiæ' (148)– No Stagnation,

but a Progression of Spiritual Life, both in the Middle and Final States

(149-152) – The Occupations of the Life within the Veil (153, 154)-Its

Isolation (154)—Its Beatific Communion (155) - Mortality swallowed

up of Life (156)—St. Methodius (156)—The Clothing of the Separated

Soul with the Super-vestment of Immortality' (157, 158)—The First

Robe (159, 160)— The Bosom of Abraham (161, 162)—St. Anselm (163)

-Prayers for the Dead (162-165)—The Spectre of Purgatory (166).

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