The original malady being thus got rid of, the vital force would easily be able to cope with and extinguish the slighter disturbance caused by the remedy.
295): "The vital force of the Apostolic convictions gave to Apostolic thought a certain organic and consistent form."
It was the fall of Constantinople that first weakened the vital force of the Eastern Church.
of matter from the inorganic to the organic world, moleschott and back again, and he urged this metabolism against the hypothesis of vital force.
Two or three other deities may be mentioned here: Eshmun, the god of vital force and healing, worshipped at Sidon especially, but also at Carthage and in the colonies, identified by the Greeks with Asclepius; Melqarth, the patron deity of Tyre, identified with Heracles; Reshef or Reshuf, the " flame " or " lightning " god, especially popular in Cyprus and derived originally from Syria, whom the Greeks called Apollo.