An ecclesiastical history, antient and modern, from the birth of Christ to the beginning of the eighteenth century, tr. with notes by A. Maclaine, Volumen4

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Página 129 - ... and council, but the doctor, who assured them he had a commission, but knew not how it was gone ; then the lord deputy made answer, " Let us have another commission, and we will shuffle the cards in the mean while.
Página 8 - Reformation of the church, in its head and in its members, and a general council to accomplish that necessary and happy purpose [&].
Página 28 - Roman pontiff slumbered in security at the head of the church, and saw nothing throughout the vast extent of his dominions but tranquillity and submission; and while the worthy and piou s professors of genuine Christianity almost despaired of seeing that reformation on which their most ardent desires and expectations were bent; an obscure and inconsiderable person, arose on a sudden, in the year 1517, and laid the foundation of this long-expected change, by opposing, with undaunted resolution, his...
Página 442 - This uncertainty will not appear surprising when it is considered that this sect started up, all of a sudden, in several countries, at the same point of time, under leaders of different talents and different intentions, and at the very period when the first contests of the reformers with the Roman pontiffs drew the attention of the world...
Página 122 - He died in 1547, and was succeeded by his only son 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 Bucer and Paul Fagius, whose moderation added a lustre...
Página 32 - Augustin friars alone in the propagation of indulgences, yet Luther might be offended at seeing such an important commission given to the Dominicans exclusively, and that, consequently, this was his motive in opposing the propagation of indulgences. To shew the injustice of...
Página 121 - Roman pontiff", and from the authority and super. jntendence of the bishops ; that they were left at perfect liberty to enact laws for themselves, relating to their religious sentiments, discipline, and worship ; that all the inhabitants of the German empire should be allowed to judge for themselves in religious matters, and to join themselves to that church whose doctrine and worship they thought the purest, and...
Página 124 - Rigid and uncomplying himself, he showed no indulgence to the infirmities of others. Regardless of the distinctions of rank and character, he uttered his admonitions with an acrimony and vehemence, more apt to irritate than to reclaim.
Página 129 - The doctor being troubled in his mind, went away, and returned into England, and coming to the court, obtained another commission ; but, staying for a wind on the water-side, news came to him that the queen was dead : and thus God preserved the Protestants of Ireland.
Página 191 - God, by neglect of fulfilling of the law of God, and by winking at their sins ; yet in the end, God, to justify his law, shall suddenly cutoff 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.

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