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THE

DIVINE DRAMA

OF

HISTORY AND CIVILISATION.

BY THE

REV. JAMES SMITH, M.A.

LONDON:

CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1854.

THENEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND

TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1897.

absolute and illiberal. The Greek is divisional, poly-
theistic, and liberal. The Roman first resembles the
Greek in character, but at last it closes the history
of the olden times by taking possession of the whole
Mediterranean world-first territorially, philosophi-
cally and classically taking possession of Greece,
and then adopting the new or Christian form of the
Hebrew mission, and reconciling the three apparently
opposite missions by a new collective unitary mission
of its own, with which it begins a new trilogue in
the Spiritual Empire of the Middle Ages. The
Roman Unity is distinguished from that of the Jews
by its tri-unity, and also its multitudinous lesser
canonised divinities; and though each unity is ex-
clusively male, there is a growing tendency in the
Roman Mission to deify the Feminine Principle in
the worship of the Sponsa Dei.

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