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 414 - of all inward illuminations ; I do beseech thee of thine infinite goodness, to pardon a greater request than a sinner ought to make ; I am not satisfied enough whether I shall publish this book ; if it be for thy glory, I beseech thee to give me some sign from heaven; if not, I shall suppress it.
Page 414 - in his learned and judicious * Vindication of the Canon of the New Testament;' and by Mr. Jones, in his ' New and Full Method of settling the Canonical Authority of the New Testament.' These learned writers have exposed, in the
Page 282 - touching any spiritual or ecclesiastical jurisdiction within 'the realms of England and Ireland, as also to visit, reform, redress, order, correct, and amend all errors, heresies, schisms, abuses, contempts, offences, and enormities, whatsoever. Provided that they have no power to determine any thing to be heresy, but what has
Page 282 - shall hereafter be declared to be heresy by the high court of parliament, with the assent of the clergy in convocation." Upon the authority of this clause, the queen appointed a certain number of commissioners for ecclesiastical causes, who, in many instances,
Page 92 - in England, about the latter end of her reign, signed a commission 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. This doctor coming with the commission to Chester on his journey, the mayor of that city, hearing that her majesty was
Page 435 - last broke out with a lustre, which scarce any writer, during his own lifetime, had ever before attained. While Newton seemed to draw off the veil from some of the mysteries of nature, he showed, at the same time, the imperfections of the mechanical philosophy ; and thereby restored her ultimate secrets to that obscurity, in which they ever did and ever will remain.
Page 300 - company of the pastors and professors, and the consistory ; for a just description of which, see the judicious Mr. Keate's Short Account of the Ancient History, present Government, and Laws of the Republic of Geneva, printed for Dodsley in the year
Page 189 - precisely what we understand by the term nature. However that be, we must observe here, to the lasting honour of the Nestorians, that of all the Christian societies established in the east, they have been the most careful and successful in avoiding a multitude of superstitious opinions and practices that have infected the Greek and Latin churches/
Page 543 - catholics, on the contrary, with Arnaud at their head, affirmed, that the doctrine of Rome, concerning the eucharist, and the real conversion of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ in that holy ordinance, had been received by Christians in all ages of the church.
Page 414 - unbeliever ! but these gentlemen can believe even against reason, when it answers their /purpose. His lordship continues, " This, however, strange it may seem, I protest, before the Eternal God, is true ; neither am I

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