The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches, Volume 1

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Richard Coyne, 1829 - Church history
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Page 309 - To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Page 277 - All Christian princes have committed unto them immediately of God the whole cure of all their subjects, as well concerning the administration of God's word for the cure of souls, as concerning the ministration of things political and civil governance. And in both these ministrations they must have sundry ministers under them, to supply that which is appointed to their several offices.
Page 301 - And we most humbly beseech Thee, 0 merciful Father, to hear us, and, of Thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with Thy Word and Holy Spirit, these Thy gifts and creatures of Bread and Wine, that they may become the Body and Blood of Thy most dearly beloved Son.
Page 1 - When in Expositions of Faith, variations were seen among Christians, they were ever considered as a mark of falsehood and inconsistency, if I may so speak, in the doctrine propounded. Faith speaks with simplicity ; the Holy Ghost sheds pure light, and the truth which he teaches has a language always uniform. Whoever is but the least conversant in the history of the Church, must know she opposed to each heresy appropriate and precise expositions which she never altered. And if we attend to the expressions...
Page 19 - The disorders of the clergy, chiefly those of Germany, were represented in this manner to Eugenius IV. by Cardinal Julian. " These disorders," said he, " excite the hatred of the people against the whole ecclesiastical order, and should they not be corrected, it is to be feared lest the laity, like the Hussites, should rise against the clergy, as they loudly threaten us*.
Page 278 - In the admission of many of these offices be divers comely ceremonies and solemnities, and which be not of necessity, but only for a good order and seemly fashion ; for if such offices and ministrations were committed without such solemnity, they were, nevertheless, duly committed ; and there is no more promise of God that grace is given in the committing of the ecclesiastical office than in the committing of the civil offices.
Page 270 - ... a Christian man to pray for souls departed, and to commit them in our prayers to God's mercy, and also to cause...
Page 19 - So long since as the council of Vienne, a great prelate commissioned by the pope to prepare matters to be treated upon, laid it down for a ground-work to the whole assembly, that they ought to reform the church in the head and members.
Page 238 - ... this custom was introduced contrary to the first Institution. VIII. It nevertheless passed into custom among infidel nations ; and we even find afterwards, that Abraham and his posterity had many wives. It is also certain from Deuteronomy, that the law of Moses permitted it afterwards, and that God made an allowance for frail nature. Since it is then suitable to the creation of men, and to the first establishment of their society, that each one be content with one wife, it thence follows that...
Page 277 - That all Christian Princes have committed unto them immediately of God the whole cure of all their subjects...

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