An Ecclesiastical History, 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 2
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Page 275 - Some Passages of the Life and Death of John Earl of Rochester ;" which the critic ought to read for its elegance, the philosopher for its arguments, and the saint for its piety.
Page 435 - The church of Geneva (says he) keep Pasche and Yule [Easter and Christmas], what have they for them ? They have no institution. As for our neighbour kirk of England, their service is an evil-said mass in English ; they want nothing of the mass but the liftings.
Page 463 - Christ by his sufferings and death, made an atonement for the sins of all mankind in general, and of every individual in particular ; that, however, none but those who believe in him can be partakers of divine benefits. III. That true faith cannot proceed from the exercise of our natural faculties and powers, nor from the force and operation of free will...
Page 63 - ... the lord deputy 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.
Page 464 - God alone, and to the operation of his grace ; that, nevertheless, this grace does not force the man to act against his inclination, but may be resisted and rendered ineffectual by the perverse will of the impenitent sinner.
Page 402 - ... than the clergy, whose peculiar vocation it was to inculcate and promote it. Looking upon this as the root of the evil, it was but natural that their plans of reformation should begin here; and accordingly, they laid it down as an essential principle, that none should be admitted into the ministry but such as had received a proper education, were distinguished by their •wisdom and sanctity of manners, and had hearts filled with 'divine love. Hence they proposed, in the first place, a thorough...
Page 63 - Mary having delt severely with the Protestants in England, about the latter end of her reign signed a commission for to take the same course with them in Ireland ; and, to execute the same with greater force, she nominates Dr. Cole one of the commissioners.
Page 435 - Geneva (says he) keep Pasche and Yule [Easter and Christmas], what have they for them ? They have no institution. As for our neighbour kirk of England, their service is an evil-said mass in English ; they want nothing of the mass but the liftings. I charge you, my good ministers, doctors, elders, nobles, gentlemen, and barons, to stand to your purity, and to exhort the people to do the same ; and I, forsooth, as long as I brook my life, shall maintain the same...
Page 63 - 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 184 - Scripture, 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 canonical Scripture, or such as shall hereafter be declared to be heresy by the high court of parliament, with the assent of the clergy in convocation.