Chicheley and the other envoys were received on their return as saviours of the world; though the result was summed up by a contemporary as trischism instead of schism, and the Church as giving three husbands instead of two.
The great gods of Greece, in their functions as "saviours " and city-guardians, acquire new moral characters, and become really different gods, though they retain the old names.
To astrological politics we owe the theory of heaven-sent rulers, instruments in the hands of Providence, and saviours of society.
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