A Book Called in Latin Enchiridion Militis Christiani, and in English The Manual of the Christian Knight: Replenished with Most Wholesome Precepts, Made by the Famous Clerk Erasmus of Rotterdam, to the which is Added a New and Marvellous Profitable Preface

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Methuen & Company, 1905 - Christian life - 287 pages
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Contents

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IV
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Page 206 - And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body ; is it therefore not of the body ? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing?
Page 206 - If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
Page 55 - ... surest thing of all is to be occupied in deeds of piety. . . . Yet lest thou shouldst despise the help of knowledge, consider one thing. The Israelites were never so bold as to provoke the Amalachytes until they had been refreshed with manna from heaven and water running out of the hard rock .... And what thing, I pray thee, could more properly have signified the knowledge of the secret law of God than did manna? For first in that it sprang not out of the earth, but rained down from heaven. By...
Page 6 - ... right sore before we can perceive them. Therefore, in mine opinion the best were that some both well learned men and good of living should have this office assigned and put unto them, to make a collection and to gather the sum of Christ's philosophy out of the pure fountain of the gospel and the epistles...
Page 72 - I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will cast away the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise ? Where is the Scribe? Where is the disputer of this world ? Hath not God made the wisdom of this world foolishness ? Seeing the world by wisdom knew not God in the wisdom of God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save believers.
Page 203 - ... called, with all lowliness and meekness, with humbleness of mind, forbearing one another through love ; and be diligent to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace : being one body and one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling : let there be but one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, which is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Page 217 - Let the crime of treason against thine own person (which others with great words make an heinous offence) be counted of thee a very trifle. He violateth the majesty of a prince indeed which in the prince's name doth anything cruelly, violently, mischievously, contrary to right. Let no man's injury move thee less than that which pertaineth to thee privately : remember thou art a public person, and that thou oughtest not to think but of common matters. If thou have any courage with thee and readiness...
Page 214 - ' is right think in thyself to be a great outrage or excess. Let not thy riches greater than the common people bring unto thee honour, reverence and dignity, favour and authority, but let thy manners, better than the common people, utterly deserve them. Suffer not the common people to wonder at those things Thchonesty ~m tnee wherewith are provoked and enticed the very manners same mischievous deeds which thou punishest daily.
Page 128 - But if thou fearest greater loss than thou hopest of advantage, then return again to our first rule : know thyself and pass not thy bounds, keep thee within thy lists. It is better to have less knowledge and more of love than to have more of knowledge and not to love. Knowledge therefore hath the mastery or chief room amongst mean things. After that is health, the gifts of nature, eloquence, beauty, strength, dignity, favour, authority, prosperity, good reputation, kin, friends, stuff of household.
Page 209 - Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you : that ye may be the sons of your Father which is in heaven : for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.

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