History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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American Tract Society, 1847 - Reformation
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Review: History of the Reformation of the sixteenth century (Religious heritage library)

User Review  - Coyle - Goodreads

An excellent historical overview of the Reformation, given that it was written in the early 1800s. The prose is fast-paced and vivid, much more like a novel than a history. Read full review

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This may be a standard work on the Reformation, but familiarity should not breed contempt. Wonderful stuff Read full review

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Page 451 - My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Page 287 - Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried ; he descended into hell ; the third day he rose again from the dead ; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
Page 70 - For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel ; " In returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength :
Page 331 - Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord ; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you : whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Page 469 - Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen : But we are risen, and stand upright.
Page v - Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.
Page 264 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven : A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal ; A time to break down, and a time to build up ; A time to weep, and a time to laugh ; A time to mourn, and a time to dance...
Page 187 - But, after all," said the duke of Bavaria to them, " can you refute by sound reasons the Confession made by the elector and his allies ? " "With the writings of the apostles and prophets — nol" replied Eck ; but with those of the Fathers and of the councils — yes ! " " I understand," quickly replied the duke ; " I understand. The Lutherans, according to you, are in Scripture ; and we are outside.
Page 181 - It is not from hatred that we hare spoken," added he, "nor to insult any one; but we have explained the doctrines that we maintain to be essential, in order that it may be understood that we admit of neither dogma nor ceremony which is contrary to the Holy Scriptures, and to the usage of the universal Church.
Page 470 - Head ; that she must not expect upon earth thrones and mortal triumphs ; but that her march resembles that of her King, from the manger to the cross, and from the cross to the crown : — such is the lesson to be read on the blood-stained page that has crept into our simple and evangelical narrative.* But if God teaches his people great lessons, he also gives them great deliverances.

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