History of the Reformation in Germany, Volume 2

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Longman, Green, Brown, and Longmans, 1845 - Germany
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Page 528 - Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth...
Page 235 - He was moreover dissatisfied with the compacts made by the peasants in Swabia and Franconia. His views went much farther ; he deemed it impossible to speak the truth to the people so long as they were governed by princes. He declared it intolerable that all creatures had been converted into property, — the fish in the water, the birds in the air, and the plants on the earth ; these creatures must be free to all before the pure Word of God could be revealed. He utterly rejected all the principles...
Page 15 - Take and drink ye all of it, for this is the cup of my blood of the new and everlasting testament, the mystery of faith, which shall be shed for you and for many for the remission of sins.
Page 89 - God pleasing to sing hymns is, I think, known to every Christian; for everyone is aware not only of the example of the prophets and kings in the Old Testament who praised God with song and sound, with poetry and psaltery, but also of the common and ancient custom of the Christian church to sing Psalms. St. Paul himself instituted this in I Corinthians...
Page 56 - that, some years ago, many abominations took place in this chair : every thing was turned to evil, and the corruption spread from the head to the members, from the pope to the prelates." Whilst he now declared himself willing to reform the existing abuses, he at the same time exhorted the States of Germany to offer a determined resistance to the diffusion of Luther's opinions ;* and brought forward eight arguments in favour of that course.which he thought of irresistible cogency.
Page 400 - At the same time he demanded that the elector, the landgrave, and their allies should march with him against the Turks — or against Italy, for the common good of Christendom. Ferdinand hesitated. To gain the friendship of the Lutherans was to forfeit .that of the other princes, who were already beginning to utter violent threats.* The Protestants themselves were not very eager to take the emperor's hand. " It is God, God himself," they said,
Page 472 - Turn convocatis et convenientibus libere, quorum corda deus tetigerit, ut vobiscum idem sentiant et sapiant, procedatis in nomine domini et eligite quem et quos volueritis, qui digni et idonei visi fuerint, turn impositis super eos manibus illorum, qui potiores inter vos fuerint, confirmetis et commendetis eos populo et Ecclesiae seu universitati, sintque hoc ipso vestri Episcopi, ministri seu pastores, Amen.
Page 487 - Catechism, which he published in the year 1529, — of which he said, that he repeated it himself with devotion, old doctor as he was, — is as childlike as it is profound, as intelligible as simple and sublime. Happy the man whose soul has been nourished with it, and who holds fast to it ! It contains enduring comfort in every affliction, and under a slight husk, the kernel of truths able to satisfy the wisest of the wise.
Page 15 - He had already attempted something of the kind in the month of October, but with only twelve communicants, in exact imitation of the example of Christ. As it seemed probable that difficulties would be thrown in his way, he determined not to wait till the day appointed, and on Christmas Day, 1521, he preached in the parish church on the necessity of abandoning the ancient rite and receiving the sacrament in both kinds. After the sermon he went up to the altar and said the mass, omitting the words...
Page 436 - Soldiers dressed as cardinals, with one in the midst bearing the triple crown on his head and personating the pope, rode in solemn procession through the city, surrounded by guards and heralds : they halted before the Castle of St. Angelo, where the mock pope, flourishing a huge...

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