Henry Charles Lea's Historical Writings: A Critical Inquiry Into Their Method and Merit

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J. F. Wagner, 1908 - 200 pages
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Page 190 - ... sit sede indultum, quod interdici, suspendi vel excommunicari non possint per litteras apostolicas non facientes plenam et expressam ac de verbo ad verbum de indulto huiusmodi mentionem...
Page 199 - Nos, enim, ex nunc irritum decernimus et inane si secus super hiis a quoquam quavis auctoritate, scienter vel ignoranter, contigerit attemptari.
Page 168 - Si baptizatus es, non baptizo te ; sed si non es baptizatus, ego te baptizo, in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.
Page 50 - led to the development of the worst body of jurisprudence invented by man, and to the habitual perpetration of the foulest injustice. The matter-of-course way in which rules destructive of every principle of fairness are laid down by men presumably correct in the ordinary affairs of life affords a wholesome lesson as to the power of fanaticism to warp the intellect of...
Page 53 - Especially is this the case in a history treating of a subject which has called forth the fiercest passions of man, arousing alternately his highest and his basest impulses. I have not paused to moralize, but I have missed my aim if the events narrated are not so presented as to teach their appropriate...
Page 57 - It stimulated the morbid sensitiveness to doctrinal aberrations until the most trifling dissidence was capable of arousing insane fury, and of convulsing Europe from end to end. On the other hand, when atheism became fashionable in high places, its thunders were mute. Energetic only in evil, when its powers might have been used on the side of virtue, it held its hand and gave the people to understand that the only sins demanding repression were doubt as to the accuracy of the Church's knowledge of...
Page 44 - ... creed from that taught by Christ and Paul. Doctrines are beyond my province, but a brief reference is requisite to certain phases of belief and observance to render clear the relation between clergy and people, and to explain the religious revolt of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The theory of justification by works, to which the Church owed so much of its power and wealth, had, in its development, to a great extent deprived religion of all spiritual vitality, replacing its essentials...
Page 158 - Nos igitur, qui utilitatem huiusmodi ferventer appetimus, de premissis certam noticiam non habentes, fraternitati tue, de qua in hiis et aliis fiduciam gerimus in Domino specialem, per apostolica scripta committimus et mandamus, quatenus ad...
Page 159 - ... in Domino fiduciam obtinemus, per apostolica scripta mandamus quatinus si est ita...
Page 50 - Two witnesses were usually assumed to be necessary for the condemnation of a man of good repute, though some authorities demanded more. Yet when a case threatened to fail for lack of testimony, the discretion of the inquisitor was the ultimate arbitrator; and it was agreed that if two witnesses to the same fact could not be had, single witnesses to two separate facts of the same general character would suffice. When there was only one witness in all, the accused was still put on his purgation. With...

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