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 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 464 - Now for my intention, let me tell you, that if I had thought there had been the least sin in the Plot, I would not have been of it for all the world; and no other cause drew me to hazard my fortune and life, but zeal to God's religion.
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 49 - The domestic, or internal incident, was a controversy concerning the manner in which the body and blood of Christ...
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 288 - ... all manner of jurisdiction, privileges, and pre-eminences, touching any spiritual or ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the realms of England and Ireland, &c. to visit, reform, redress, order, correct, and amend all, errors, heresies, schisms, abuses ,contempts, offences, and enormities whatsoever.
Page 142 - These shall spread over the whole world, shall be admitted into the counsels of princes, and they never the wiser; charming of them, yea, making your princes reveal their hearts and the secrets therein, and yet they not perceive it ; which will happen from falling from the...
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 90 - Maurice, perceiving at length that he was duped by the emperor, and also convinced that this ambitious monarch was forming insidious designs upon the liberties of Germany, and the jurisdiction of its princes, entered, with the utmost secrecy and expedition, into an alliance with the king of France and several of the German princes, for the maintenance of the rights and liberties of the empire. Encouraged by this respectable confederacy, the active Saxon...

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