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
 

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Halaman 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.
Halaman 428 - That the kingdom of Christ, or the visible church which he established upon earth, was an assembly of true and real saints, and ought therefore to be inaccessible to the wicked and unrighteous, and also exempt from all those institutions, which human prudence suggests, to oppose the progress of iniquity, or to correct and reform transgressors.
Halaman 417 - ... that religion consisted in the union of the spirit, or rational soul, with the Supreme Being ; that all those who had attained this happy union, by sublime contemplation and elevation of mind, were then allowed to indulge, without exception or restraint, their appetites or passions; that all their actions and pursuits were then perfectly innocent ; and that, after the death of the body, they were to be united to the Deity.
Halaman 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...
Halaman 454 - In consequence of this doctrine, they admit none to the sacrament of baptism but persons that are come to the full use of their reason ; they neither admit civil rulers into their communion, nor allow any of their members to perform the functions of magistracy; they deny the lawfulness of repelling force by force; and consider war, in all its shapes, as unchristian and unjust : they entertain the utmost aversion to the execution of justice, and more especially to capital punishments : and they also...
Halaman 125 - Deputy ; who, causing it to be opened, that the Secretary might read the Commission, there was nothing save a pack of cards, with the Knave of Clubs uppermost ; which not only startled the...
Halaman 17 - Thewmipzealously imitated in the lives and manners of theE^onien'or subordinate rulers and ministers of the church. tho01™pThe greatest part of the bishops and canons passed their days in dissolute mirth and luxury, and squandered away, in the gratification of their lusts and passions, the wealth that had been set apart for religious and charitable purposes. Nor were they less tyrannical than voluptuous ; for the most despotic princes never treated their vassals with more rigour and severity, than...
Halaman 90 - ... 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, Ernest, duke of Lunenburg, Philip, landgrave...
Halaman 382 - 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.
Halaman 22 - The apparitions, false prodigies, and abominable stratagems of these Dominicans were repeated every night, and the matter was at length so grossly over-acted, that, simple as Jetzer was, he at last discovered it, and had almost killed the prior, who appeared to him one night in the form of the Virgin with a crown on her head.

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