An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century: In which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power are Considered in Their Connexion with the State of Learning and Philosophy and the Political History of Europe During that Period, Volume 4
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adopted Anabaptists ancient appear assembled authority bishops called Calvin carried cause CENT century Christ Christian church church of Rome clergy communion composed concerning confession consequence considerable considered controversy council countries court death debate denomination discipline divine doctors doctrine ecclesiastical emperor employed entirely established expressed faith famous former gave German given greatest hand head Hence History Holy human Italy Jesuits jurisdiction kind laws learned least less liberty lived looked Luther Lutheran maintained manner matter means Melancthon ment mentioned method nature observed occasion opinions opposition origin parties patriarch persons points pope present pretended princes principles protestant published reason received Reformation relating religion religious rendered respect Roman pontif Rome rules scripture sect seemed sentiments spirit superstition things tion true truth universally worship writers zeal
Page 191 - God, to justify his law, shall suddenly cut off this society, even by the hands of those who have most succoured them, and made use of them ; so that, at the end, they shall become odious to all nations. They shall be worse than Jews, having no resting-place upon earth, and then shall a Jew have more favour than a Jesuit.
Page 443 - That the kingdom of Christ, or me visible church he had established upon earth, was an assembly of true and real saints, and ought therefore to be inaccessible to the wicked and unrighteous, and also exempt from all those institutions, which human prudence suggests, to oppose the progress of iniquity, or to correct and reform transgressors.
Page 128 - Ireland (calling the protestants by that title). The good-woman of the house being well affected to the protestant religion, and also having a brother, named John Edmonds, of the same, then a ' citizen in Dublin, was much troubled at the doctor's words ; but watching her convenient time...
Page 394 - ... but only such as heretofore have been determined, ordered or adjudged to be heresy by the authority of the canonical Scriptures, or by the first four General Councils or any of them, or by any other General Council wherein the same was declared heresy by the express and plain words of the said canonical Scriptures...
Page 16 - The greatest part of the bishops and canons passed their days in dissolute mirth and luxury, and squandered away, in the 'gratification of their lusts and passions, the wealth that had been set apart for religious and charitable purposes. Nor were they less tyrannical than voluptuous : for the most despotic princes never treated their vassals with more rigour and severity, than these ghostly rulers employed towards all such as were under their jurisdiction.
Page 431 - ... properly speaking, commit sin ; that religion " consisted in the union of the spirit, or rational " soul, with the Supreme Being ; that all those " who had attained this happy union, by sublime " contemplation and elevation of mind, were " then allowed to indulge, without exception or " restraint, their appetites and passions ; that all " their actions and pursuits were then perfectly " innocent ; and that, after the death of the body, " they were to be united to the Deity.
Page 129 - ... who causing it to be opened, that the secretary might read the commission, there was nothing save a pack of cards, with the knave of clubs uppermost...
Page 122 - Edward VI. This amiable prince, whose early youth was crowned with that wisdom, sagacity, and virtue, that would have done honour to advanced years, gave new spirit and vigour to the Protestant cause, and was its brightest ornament, as •well as its most effectual support. He encouraged learned and pious men of foreign countries to settle in England, and addressed a particular invitation to Martin...