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Containing the Most Remarkable Events of the Old and New Testaments


Designed as a primer for Catholic children, this booklet became an historic fixture in American Catholic literature. Dividing the Bible into episodes easily understood by children, the author, Bishop Gilmour, explained in easy language, the Roman Catholic understanding of these stories. Wonderfully illustrated with classic woodcuts, this beguiling book also undertook to introduce the general overlay of church history to young readers.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-278-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: May 20,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 344
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-278-9
$190.00
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Designed as a primer for Catholic children, this booklet became an historic fixture in American Catholic literature. Dividing the Bible into episodes easily understood by children, the author, Bishop Gilmour, explained in easy language, the Roman Catholic understanding of these stories. This book became a classic on the forefront of Catholic education in the days when frontier religion was largely dominated by the Protestant movement. Wonderfully illustrated with classic woodcuts, this beguiling book also undertook to introduce the general overlay of church history to young readers. Offered by Gorgias Press as a period piece in the Gorgias Theological Library, this brief study had tremendous influence on generations of readers, having been reprinted several times over the years.

Richard Gilmour (1824-1891), was a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. Famous for having promoted the cause of Catholic education and the building of several schools, he served as professor of the seminary of Mount St. Mary’s of the West in Ohio. He was the second bishop of Cleveland and was award the degree D.D.

Designed as a primer for Catholic children, this booklet became an historic fixture in American Catholic literature. Dividing the Bible into episodes easily understood by children, the author, Bishop Gilmour, explained in easy language, the Roman Catholic understanding of these stories. This book became a classic on the forefront of Catholic education in the days when frontier religion was largely dominated by the Protestant movement. Wonderfully illustrated with classic woodcuts, this beguiling book also undertook to introduce the general overlay of church history to young readers. Offered by Gorgias Press as a period piece in the Gorgias Theological Library, this brief study had tremendous influence on generations of readers, having been reprinted several times over the years.

Richard Gilmour (1824-1891), was a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. Famous for having promoted the cause of Catholic education and the building of several schools, he served as professor of the seminary of Mount St. Mary’s of the West in Ohio. He was the second bishop of Cleveland and was award the degree D.D.

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Richard Gilmour

  • A LETTER FROM HIS HOLINESS, POPE LEO XIII (page 7)
  • APPROBATIONS (page 8)
  • HISTORY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: AGE I: FROM ADAM TO ABRAHAM (page 11)
  • AGE II: FROM THE CALL OF ABRAHAM TO MOSES (page 22)
  • AGE III: FROM MOSES TO DAVID (page 49)
  • AGE IV: THE GRANDEUR OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL (page 80)
  • AGE V: DECLINE OF THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL (page 91)
  • HISTORY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: PART FIRST: THE HISTORY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (page 131)
  • THE PUBLIC LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST (page 143)
  • THE SECOND YEAR OF CHRIST'S PUBLIC MINISTRY (page 161)
  • THE PASSION AND DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST (page 200)
  • THE GLORIOUS LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST (page 219)
  • PART SECOND: THE HISTORY OF THE APOSTLES (page 229)
  • CHURCH HISTORY: FIRST PERIOD: FROM THE BIRTH OF CHRIST TO THE FALL OF ROME (page 257)
  • SECOND PERIOD: FROM THE FALL OF ROME TO THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION (page 273)
  • THIRD PERIOD: FROM THE REFORMATION TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (page 294)
  • FOURTH PERIOD: FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT TIME (page 308)
  • THE CHURCH IN AMERICA (page 314)
  • THE CHURCH IN GENERAL (page 321)
  • THE FEASTS OF THE CHURCH (page 326)
  • PRONOUNCING VOCABULARY OF PROPER AND GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES TO BE FOUND IN THIS HISTORY (page 331)
  • CONTENTS: HISTORY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (page 337)