The Life of John Calvin (Google eBook)

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Harper & Brothers, 1855 - 458 pages
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Page 308 - Therefore watch, and remember that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Page 221 - Nay, but O man, who art thou that repliest against God ? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus...
Page 226 - Which of you convinceth me of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Page 295 - shall now contend that it is unjust to put heretics and blasphemers to death, will knowingly and willingly incur their very guilt.
Page 57 - It was a piteous thing," she says, "to see this holy company in such a plight, so overcome with fatigue and grief that several swooned by the way. It was rainy weather, and all were obliged to walk through muddy roads, except four poor invalids who were in a carriage. There were six poor old women who had taken their vows more than sixteen years before. Two of these, who were past sixty-six, and had never seen( anything of the world, fainted away repeatedly. They could not bear the wind ; and when...
Page 438 - This feeling particularly betrayed itself where Calvin's literary reputation, or his authority as a teacher, was concerned ; for these were the instruments of his power and influence. He loved Castellio till their views began to clash, and then he pursued him with the most unrelenting malignity. Though acquainted with the views of Socinus and the other Italian Antitrinitarians, he tolerated those heretics so long as they flattered him ; but when he discovered that this flattery was a mere cloak and...
Page 134 - To those who imagine that Calvin did nothing but good, I could produce our registers, covered with records of illegitimate children, which were exposed in all parts of the town and country ; hideous trials for obscenity ; wills, in which fathers and mothers accuse their children not only of errors but of crimes ; agreements before notaries between young women...
Page 259 - He offers to come hither if I will allow him ; but I am unwilling to give any pledge ; for if he does come, and my authority be of any avail, I will never suffer him to depart alive...
Page 118 - For wherever we find the word of God purely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ; there, it is not to be doubted, is a Church of God...
Page 243 - Calice, he utterly denieth that ever he taught or said that the very body and blood of Christ was not presently in the sacrament of the altar, and confesseth the same to be there really; but he saith, that the controversy between him and the prior was, by cause he confuted the opinion of the transubstantiation, and therein I think he taught but the truth.

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