History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland, Etc, Volume 3

Front Cover
R. Carter, 1846 - Reformation - 847 pages
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - johncalvinhall - LibraryThing

If I were only allowed to keep one book, regarding the Reformation, it would be this book. If you do not have a copy of this book in your library, your collection is severely deficient. Hunt this book ... Read full review

Contents

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 119 - thirty-seven, the number of books increased with astonishing rapidity after the appearance of Luther's theses. We find, in 1518, seventy-one various publications recorded ; in 1519. one hundred and eleven; in 1520, two hundred and eight; in 1521, two hundred and eleven; in 1522, three hundred and forty-seven; and in 1523, four hundred and ninety-eight. And
Page 117 - thirty-seven, the number of books increased with astonishing rapidity after the appearance of Luther's theses. We find, in 1518, seventy-one various publications recorded; in 1519. one hundred and eleven; in 1520, two hundred and eight; in 1521, two hundred and eleven ; in 1522, three hundred and forty-seven; and in 1523, four hundred and ninety-eight.
Page 80 - is a bad thing. God is opposed to it. It ought to be abolished, and I would that every where the Supper of the Gospel were established in its stead. But let none be torn from it by force. We must leave results to God. It is not we that must
Page 162 - from time to time to declare that they were resolved to die for the name of Jesus Christ. " Be converted—be converted," cried the inquisitors, " or you will die in the name of the devil." " No," answered the martyrs; "we will die like Christians, and for the truth of the Gospel.
Page 162 - die in the name of the devil." " No," answered the martyrs; "we will die like Christians, and for the truth of the Gospel." The pile was then lighted. Whilst the flame slowly ascended, a heavenly peace dilated their hearts; and one of them could even say,
Page 203 - the prelates, but even to the nobles, must needs have contributed to inflame minds that were already in a state of considerable excitement. Thus Erasmus failed not to remind him,—" We are now gathering the fruits of your teaching."! Moreover the animating truths of the Gospel, now fully brought to light, stirred all bosoms,
Page 213 - of Germany. Spires, the Palatinate, Alsace, Hesse, had adopted the twelve articles, and the peasants threatened Bavaria, Westphalia, the Tyrol, Saxony, and Lorraine. The Margrave* of Baden, having scornfully rejected the articles, was compelled to seek refuge in flight. The Coadjutor of Fulda acceded to them with a laugh. The smaller towns submitted,
Page 111 - from the earth, spontaneously and without effort. Every day some progress might be remarked. Individuals, village populations, country towns, nay, large cities, joined in this new confession of the name of Jesus Christ. It was met by strong opposition and fierce persecution, but the mysterious power which animated
Page 229 - To brave the world, the devil, and his enemies, and, by an act in man's judgment the most likely to ruin the Reformation, make it evident that its triumph was not to be ascribed to him, was the very thing he most of all desired. Accordingly, lifting up his head, he boldly replied,—
Page 161 - THE INQUISITORS.—" We declare you to be heretics, worthy of being burnt alive ; and we deliver you over to the secular arm." Lambert was silent. The prospect of death terrified him : distress and uncertainty agitated his heart. " I request four days' respite," said he, in stifled emotion. He was taken back