Origines Sive Antiquitates Ecclesiasticae
Origines Sive Antiquitates Ecclesiasticae


Origines Sive Antiquitates Ecclesiasticae

BINGHAM, Joseph; GRISCHOW, Johann Heinrich (trans.)

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English scholar and divine Joseph Bingham (1668-1723) was educated at University College, Oxford, where he was made fellow in 1689 and tutor in 1691. Unfortunately, he preached a sermon from from the university pulpit that was considered so heretical that he was compelled to give up his fellowship and leave the university. Afterwards he became rector of a small parish near Winchester; his isolation gave him plenty of time to write Origines Ecclesiasticae, or Antiquities of the Christian Church. His aim was to provide a methodical account of the church's customs and practices and, according to the Dictionary of National Biography, he "completely exhausts his great subject, treating it with consummate learning and admirable impartialty." The original English version appeared in separate volumes between 1708 and 1722. Grischow, a clergyman in Halle, Germany undertook the task of translating the work into Latin. Preface is by John Francis Buddeus, Lutheran divine.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Orphanotrophei
  • Edition: First Latin edition
  • Date Published: 1724-1729
  • Place Published: Halae
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    10 parts in three volumes: 48, 360, 3-28, 447, 3-20, 619, [37] p. 22 cm. Title page vignette. Fold-out plate. Vellum binding with handwritten title on spine. Title page in red and black. Some spotting to cover and first pages. Library ink stamps on rear of title page and small stamp on front pastedown. Pages 570-571 and 574-575 stuck together.

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