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Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583, et al. / Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone : (c. 1615)
(1990)

Chapter 24: Maleficium and its forms, and a brief note on the power of evil spirits,   pp. 1-6


Page 6

here. Dealing with heathen and savages, we only desire to treat these
matters in a suitably crude way.
As regards the other Commandments, there is no need to linger ov 1lyl
them here since they deal rather with moral matters, and it will be l
sufficient to refer to them en passant. It is certain however that the
heathen will acquire a perfect understanding of and respect for them
they know them. In any case, it is not such matters which demand leng1 i
argument before they believe them, but rather the doctrines of the effOrl
of the Divine Essence, the Trinity, the Incarnation, the birth of Our
the mysteries of Our Saviour's life, death and resurrection, etc. The
doctrines call for all one's patience, many times over,(in teaching the il
But the individual who will be ministering the Gospel wl11 make up for
our deficiencies here, and will at the same time correct any errors t hlji
book may contain; for, being our own work, it cannot have the perfect PI
which could only be conferred on it by the perception and authority of
those who are expert in these matters, wno would give it their expertiufll
and reputation. /C Ilk/


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