The Rise of the Mediaeval Church and Its Influence on the Civilisation of Western Europe from the First to the Thirteenth Century

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B. Franklin, 1909 - Religion - 623 pages

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Page 482 - is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting or prayer: whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven: at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.
Page 158 - Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly Union and Concord: that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 479 - Spare your remonstrances, replied the intrepid fanatic to his uncle and benefactor : " if they should place the sun on my right hand, and the moon on my left, they should not divert me from my course.
Page 290 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Page 6 - Christian religion be a matter, not of mint, anise, and cummin, but of justice, mercy, and truth ; if the Christian Church be not a priestly caste, or a monastic order, or a little sect, or a handful of opinions, but " the whole congregation of faithful men, " dispersed throughout the world ; " if the very word which of old represented the chosen
Page 285 - Florence, in virtue of which all the faithful of Christ must believe that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff possesses the primacy over the whole world, and that the Roman Pontiff is the successor of Blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and is true Vicar of Christ, and Head of the whole Church, and Father and Teacher of all Christians ; and that full power was given to him in Blessed Peter to rule, feed, and govern the Universal Church...
Page 168 - England, chap. i. island, taking with him a vast number of British youths as recruits for his army. From this time to the death of Constantine, in 337, Britain seems again to have enjoyed tranquillity. The Roman power was, however, decaying ; the removal of the capital of the empire from Rome to Constantinople had its effects on the remote provinces of Britain, and, under the immediate successors of...
Page 536 - Wandering on foot over the face of Europe, under burning suns or chilling blasts, rejecting alms in money but receiving thankfully whatever coarse food might be set before the wayfarer, enduring hunger in silent resignation, taking no thought for the morrow, but busied eternally in the work of snatching souls from Satan and lifting men up from the sordid cares of daily life...
Page 446 - beloved brethren, that since the days of the blessed Leo this tried and prudent Archdeacon has exalted the Roman See, and delivered this city from many perils. Wherefore, since we cannot find any one better qualified for the government of the Church, or the protection of the city, we, the bishops and cardinals, with one voice elect him as the pastor and bishop of your souls.
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