Last Words of Saints and Sinners: 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History
The last words of the dying have fascinated readers throughout history. They reveal the fears, hopes, courage, and legacies of both the famous and not-so-famous. This collection of seven hundred quotes includes the last words of commoners, atheists, poets, and politicians along with noted Christians and martyrs. Excellent for casual reading and as a ready reference source for the pastor or public speaker.
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With the development of traditional literature and the birth and expansion of Roman Catholicism , the presentation of death during medieval Christianity was ...
Under the Roman Empire , Christians were exterminated because they would not swear by the life of Caesar nor adore his image .
During the Middle Ages , largely through the influence of Roman Catholicism , men were taught to approach death with a certain amount of fear .
... says the writer , " were rescued from the shelves of the British Museum and Bodleian libraries . " In spite of its Roman Catholic flavor ...
Philip Massinger , in The Roman Actor reminds us that — " There are a thousand doors to let out life . " To which agrees the saying of Seneca — " A thousand ...
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Good book, with some interesting and insightful quotes. It also has references to the Bible and gives a good glimpse into the assurance we have through our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, as well as tying that assurance to the last words of both saints AND sinners. Read full review