Excerpt from Free Church of Ancient Christendom: And Its Subjugation Under Constantine The present work makes pretensions to rank as a Church History. It simply aims to present, in a series of rapid historical sketches, a general view of the process through which the Christian Church passed, from the day of her espousals to Christ, till she was brought to hail, what a living Roman-Catholic historian complacently calls, her emancipation by Constantine. In the view which the Author had previously entertained, that the average lifetime of man is the natural unit in the chrological arrangement of history, he was greatly confirmed by meeting with the following passage in Mr. John Stuart Mill's admirable treatise on Logic. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.