An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern, Form the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Present Century, Volume 3

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Page 94 - Those very qualities, however, which now render his character less amiable, fitted him to be the instrument of Providence for advancing the Reformation among a fierce people, and enabled him to face dangers, and to surmount opposition, from which a person of a more gentle spirit would have been apt to shrink back.
Page 25 - Christianity almost despaired of seeing that reformation, on which their 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 longexpected change, by opposing with undaunted resolution his single force to the torrent of Papal ambition and despotism. This...
Page 421 - 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 423 - New and Full Method of Settling the Canonical Authority of the New Testament (3 vols., London, 17261727; reprinted, 3 vols., Oxford, 1798, again 1827).
Page 424 - ... me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
Page 142 - ... will happen from falling from the law of God, by neglect of fulfilling the law of God, and by winking at their sins ; yet, in the end, God, to justify his law, shall suddenly cut off...
Page 248 - becomes a partaker of this divine righteousness by " faith, since it is in consequence of this uniting " principle that Christ dwells in the heart of man, " with his divine righteousness ; now, wherever " this divine righteousness dwells, there God can
Page 191 - Antioch, who resides for the most part in the monastery of St. Ananias, which is situated near the city of Merdin, and sometimes at Merdin, his episcopal seat ; as also at Amida, Aleppo, and other Syrian cities. The government of this prelate is too extensive, and the churches over which he presides too numerous, to admit of his performing himself all the duties of his high office ; and, therefore, a part of the administration of the pontificate is given to a kind of colleague, who is called the...
Page 306 - A short Account of the Ancient History, present Government, and Laws of the Republic of Geneva.
Page 321 - The TRUE origin of that sect which acquired the denomination of Anabaptists, by their administering anew the rite of baptism to those who came over to their communion, and derived that of Mennonites, from the famous man to whom they owe the greatest part of their present felicity, is hid in the remote depths of antiquity, and is, of consequence, extremely difficult to be ascertained.

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