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their Councils abridge/ money, and thatdl his labour tended to gathering, [1)r.Hdnmer. tCanflating this, puts in the Margin , This Bifhop bath more fellows in the World. Acd' noting how Theophilus to revenge himfelf perfecuted his own Opinions, faith, This is a fin agarnfl theHoly Ghofl.] would dwell with himno longer, but returned to their Wildernefs. Theophilus prone to anger and revenge, 'endeavoured byall means to work them mifchief ; And the way he took was to accule them to the Monks, for faying tohim, that God had not abo- dy, nor humane Pape : And he himfelf wasof the fame Opinion, yet tobe re- venged of his Enemies,he ftuck not tooppugn it; and fent to the Monks,not toobey Diofcorusor his Brethren, for they held that Godhad no body, where- as Scripture faith, that he hath eyes, ears, hands and feet, as men have; which with Origen they deny : By this treachery he let them all together by the ears; one fide calling the other Origenifts, and the other themAnthropo- morphités ; fo it turned to bickeringamong the Monks, yea to a deadly battei : And Theophilus went with Armed men and helped the Anthropo- morphites. So you fee, if Socrates fay true ; how wickedly this Sainted Patriarch lived, and howhe came fo much engaged againft the Origenifls, whole er- rours doubtlefs were worthy blame : but manygood perlons who honour- edOri en for his great worth, and ownednothiserrours, were called O_ ripen,becaufe they honoured him : And that whichwas erroneousin him, was conflftent with far greater Learning, Piety, and Honefty, than Socra- tes,Ifidore Pelni.. andothers thought there was in Theophilus : Either credible Socrates, and others were grofs Lyars, or this Patriarch and Saint was a downright knave, or aEted like one. § 40. Nowweare upon it, let us profecute Chryfoflome's Hiftory fur- ther. He was a ftudious holy Monk of a Houfe, near Antioch: After IVe- Eîarius deathhe was chofen Bifhop for his meer piety andworth.: He was a man ofgreatpiety and honefty and an excellent tongue, and a's good a fife, but bred in a Cell and not to Courtfhip, knew not how toflatter Courtiers and Court- Prelates He was naturally (harp and cholerick, and his confcience told him, that a Bifhop mutt not bea dawber, nor flatter the greateft wicked men : (For Bithops in that Age were the Preachers,) not having a thoufand Congregations to preach to.) He law even the Clergy addiEted to their appetites : and he kept a Table for them, but eating withgreat temperance he always eat.alone ; He rebukedthe Luxu- ry ofthe Court, and particularly ofthe Emprefs, who conceived a dead- ly hatred againft him : And the Cuftome of the Court was, for the Wo- menmuch to influence both Emperour and Courtiers, and then what Bi- fhop foever was tooprecife for them and bold with their fins, to get a pack ofthe Worldly- Clergy prefently to meet together and depofe him (For Synods of Bithops (not the Pope) had then the power.) They would not be feen in it themfelves , but a Patriarch of Alexandria fhould call a Synod, and do it prefently. Chryfoflome was a man of no Courtfhip to take offtheir edges ; but the worfe Courtiers, Bithops, and Pr lefts were, the 77