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THE HISTORY

OF THE

ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY.

BOOK IV.

THE ANTICHRIST.

BY

ERNEST RENAN

Member of the French Academy.

London:

MATHIESON & COMPANY

25, Paternoster Square E.C.

iiiii

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION i-xvi
CHAPTER I.
PAUL CAPTIVE AT ROME 1
CHAPTER II.
PETER AT ROME 13
CHAPTER III.
CONDITION OF THE CHURCH OF JUDEA—DEATH OF JAMES 22
CHAPTER IV.
FINAL ACTIVITY OF PAUL 35
CHAPTER V.
THE APPROACH OF THE CRISIS 53
CHAPTER VI.
THE BURNING OF ROME 60
CHAPTER VII.
MASSACRE OF THE CHRISTIANS—THE ÆSTHETICS OF NERO 76
CHAPTER VIII.
DEATH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL 91
ivCHAPTER IX.
THE DAY AFTER THE CRISIS 98
CHAPTER X.
THE REVOLUTION IN JUDEA 111
CHAPTER XI.
MASSACRES IN SYRIA AND IN EGYPT 125
CHAPTER XII.

VESPASIAN IN GALILEE—THE TERROR AT JERUSALEM—FLIGHT OF THE CHRISTIANS

134
CHAPTER XIII.
THE DEATH OF NERO 154
CHAPTER XIV.
PLAGUES AND PROGNOSTICS 165
CHAPTER XV.
THE APOSTLES IN ASIA 174
CHAPTER XVI.
THE APOCALYPSE 193
CHAPTER XVII.
THE FORTUNE OF THE BOOK 229
CHAPTER XVIII.
THE ACCESSION OF THE FLAVII 244
CHAPTER XIX.
DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM 255
APPENDIX 282
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