Alexander Hislop ( – 13 March ) was a Free Church of Scotland minister known for his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the son of. Las Dos Babilonias: Alexander Hislop: Books – Las Dos Babilonias por Alexander Hislop. 2 likes. Book.
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He was the son of Stephen Hislop dieda mason by occupation and an elder of the Relief Church. Alexander’s brother was also named Stephen Hislop lived — and became well known in his time as a missionary to India and a naturalist.
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Alexander was born and raised in DunsBerwickshire. He was for a time parish schoolmaster of Wick, Caithness.
In he married Jane Pearson. He was for a time editor of the Scottish Guardian newspaper. As a probationer he joined the Free Church of Scotland at the Disruption of Babilojias was ordained in at the East Free Church, Arbroathwhere he became senior minister in He died of a paralytic stroke in Arbroath the next year after being ill for about two years.
babiloniaz He wrote several books, his most famous being The Two Babylons: This book was initially published in as a pamphletthen greatly revised [ citation needed ] and expanded and released as a book in In this book, Hislop argued that the Catholic Church was a Babylonian mystery cultand pagan, whereas Protestants worshipped the true Jesus and the true God.
He believed that Roman Catholic religious practices are pagan practices grafted onto true Christianity during the reign of Constantine.
At this point, the merger between the Roman state religion and its adoration of the mother and child was transferred to Christianity, merging Christian characters with pagan mythology. Hislop believed that the goddess, in Rome called Venus or Fortuna babiloniass, was the Roman name of the more ancient Babylonian cult of Ishtarwhose origins began with a blonde-haired and blue-eyed woman named Semiramis. According to Hislop, Semiramis was an exceedingly beautiful woman, who gave birth to a son named Tammuzwas instrumental as the queen, and wife of Nimrod the founder of Babylonand its religion, complete with a pseudo- Virgin Birth.
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Later, Nimrod was killed, and Semiramis, pregnant with his child, claimed the child was Nimrod reborn. Hislop attempted to show that the cult and worship of Semiramis spread globally, her name changing with the culture.
In Egypt she was Isisin Greece and Rome she was called Venus, DianaAthenaand a host of other names, but was always prayed to and central to the faith which was based on Babylonian mystery religion. According to Hislop, Constantine, though claiming to convert to Christianity, remained pagan but renamed the gods and goddesses with Christian names to merge the two faiths for his political advantage.
Constantine’s endorsement of the tradition was a turning point for Early Christianity. InConstantine issued the Edict of Milan legalizing Christian worship. The emperor became a great patron of the Church, [ citation needed ] and set a precedent for the position of the Christian Emperor within the Church and the notion of orthodoxyChristendomand ecumenical councils that would be followed for centuries as the State church of the Roman Empire.
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