The author writes "This work, [as advertised in the 1878 2nd edition of Bennett's "World Sages"] will be issued early in 1877. It contains "a correct history of such distinguished Ornaments of the Church as St . Paul, Eusebius, Constantine, St. Cyril, Clovis, Pepin, Charlemange, Irene, Pope Joan, John XII., John XIII., Alexander I., Alexander IlI., Innocent III., Boniface VIII., Benedict X11., .John XXII., John XXIII., Alexander VI., and some fifty others of the Popes; Godfrey of Bouillon, Guy Lusignan, Simon Montfort, St. Dominic, Peter the Cruel, Sigismund, Louis XL. of France, Loyola, Ojeda, Torquemada, Luther, Calvin, Munzer, Ferdinand and Isabella, Cortez, Pizarro, Henry VIII., of England, Bloody Mary, Alva, Cranmer, Elizabeth, Charles IX ., of France, Catherine de Medici, Philip II. of Spain, Guy Fawkes, Oliver Cromwell, Jeffre Charles II., Louis XIV. of France, John Graham, (Claverhouse,) James II., Parris, Cotton Mather, Ephraim K. Avery, Bishop Onderdonk, L. D. Huston, Henry Ward Beecher, Anthony Comstock, and hosts of others of the same fraternity, including wily, designing, libidinous, lecherous fathers, bishops, priests and pastors, for many centuries."
"A full history is given of the bloody wars of Christianity, which have been inhumanly waged to spread its rule. The wars of the Crusades; the terrible operations for hundreds of years of the Holy Inquisition with its auto-da-fe; the merciless persecutions and exterminations of
the Vaudois, the Albigenses, the Waldenses, the Moors and Jews of Spain, the Huguenots of France, the Protestant Netherlanders, the Independents, Quakers and Dissenters of England; the Quakers and witches of New England. It contains a history of Jesuitism for three centuries: of the granting and selling of indulgencies by the Church, to commit all kinds of crimes and immoralities, as well as culpable defections of recent date. The biographical portion is preceded by a historical examination into the authenticity of ancient Jewish History, showing that part of it, anterior to the Babylonish captivity, is wholly unauthentic
and mythical; of Primitive Christianity ---- its origin, its semblance to pre-existent systems of religion, its adoption of Pagan rites, its political growth and influence. The whole based upon Christian authorities."
This volume is the companion work to Bennett's "The World's Sages, Thinkers, and Reformers."
One thousand pages or more, making a volume of the size and style of "The World's Sages, Infidels and Thinkers."