An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern: From the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Present Century : in which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power, are Considered in Their Connection with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe During that Period, Volume 4

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Samuel Etheridge, 1811 - Church history

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Page 121 - 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.
Page 452 - Christ established upon earth is a visible church, or community, into which the holy and just alone are to be admitted ; and which is consequently exempt from all those institutions and rules of discipline that have been invented by human wisdom for the correction and reformation of the wicked.
Page 368 - That God, in predestinating, from all eternity, one part of mankind to everlasting happiness, and another to endless misery, was led to make this distinction by no other motive than his own good pleasure and freewill.
Page 39 - ... one drop of Christ's blood, being sufficient to redeem the whole human race, the remaining quantity, that was shed in the garden and on the cross, was left as a legacy to the church, to be a treasure from whence indulgences were to be drawn and administered by the Roman pontiffs ;"* such a man was not to be reasoned with.
Page 94 - ... cause. This humane and gentle spirit was apt to sink into a kind of yielding softness under the influence of mild and generous treatment. And, accordingly, while his adversaries soothed him with fair words and flattering promises, he seemed to melt as...
Page 125 - Lord Deputy, sent for him to come before him and the Privy Council; who, coming in after he had made a speech...
Page 126 - 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.
Page 90 - ... recollection of mind; it confirmed some in the principles they had embraced, surprised others, and many, who before this time had little or no idea of the religious sentiments of Luther, were now not only convinced of their innocence, but were moreover delighted with their purity and simplicity. The copies of this Confession, which after being read were delivered to the emperor, were signed and subscribed by John, elector of Saxony, by four princes of the empire, George, marquis of Brandenburg,...
Page 100 - Smalcald in the year 1537, where they solemnly protested against this partial and corrupt council ; and, at the same time, had a new summary of their doctrine drawn up by Luther, in order to present it to the assembled bishops, if it should be required of them. This summary, which...
Page 310 - He denied, for example, that the external word, which is committed to writing in the Holy Scriptures, was endowed with the power of healing, illuminating, and renewing the mind ; and he ascribed this power to the internal word, which, according to his notion, was Christ himself. His...

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