An ecclesiastical history, ancient and modern, tr. by A. Maclaine

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Page 361 - Short Account of the Ancient History, present Government, and laws of the Republic of Geneva,' printed for Dodsley, in the year 1761, p.
Page 117 - ... and council, but the doctor, who assured them he had a commission, but knew not how it was gone. Then the lord deputy made answer — Let us have another commission, and we will shuffle the cards in the meanwhile.
Page 113 - This often betrayed him into indecent and undutiful expressions with respect to the queen's person and conduct. Those very qualities, however, which now render his character less amiable, fitted him to be the instrument of providence for advancing the reformation among a fierce people, and enabled him to face dangers, and to surmount opposition, from which a person of a more gentle spirit would have been apt to shrink back.
Page 289 - God by embracing and applying to ourselves, through faith, the righteousness, and obedience of the man Christ. It is only through that eternal and essential righteousness, which dwells in Christ considered as God, and which resides in His divine nature, that is united to the human, that mankind can obtain complete justification. Man becomes a partaker of this divine righteousness by faith ; since it is in consequence of this uniting principle that Christ dwells in the heart of man with His divine...
Page 395 - ... of the multitude. He appears, moreover, to have been a man of probity, of a meek and tractable spirit, gentle in his manners, pliable and obsequious in his commerce with persons of all ranks and characters, and extremely zealous in promoting practical religion and virtue, which he recommended by his example as well as by his precepts.
Page 265 - Melancthon himself, whose exquisite judgment rendered him peculiarly capable of reducing into a compendious system the elements of every science, never seems to have thought of treating morals in this manner ; but has inserted, on the contrary, all his practical rules and instructions under the theological articles that relate to the law, sin, free-will, faith, hope, and charity.
Page 258 - Luther, and certain passages in the writings of that great man, he extravagantly maintained, that philosophy was the mortal enemy of religion; that truth was divisible into two branches, the one philosophical and the other theological; and that what was true in philosophy, was false in theology.
Page 11 - He was succeeded in the pontificate by Pius III. who in less than a month, was deprived by death of that high dignity. The vacant chair was obtained by fraud and bribery by Julian de la Rovere, who assumed the denomination of Julius II. Julius ii. V. To the odious list of vices with which Julius II.
Page 407 - In consequence of this doctrine, they admit none to the sacrament of baptism but persons that are come to the full use of their reason ; they neither admit civil rulers into their communion, nor allow any of their members to perform the functions of magistracy; they deny the lawfulness of repelling force by force; and consider war, in all its shapes, as unchristian and unjust : they entertain the utmost aversion to the execution of justice, and more especially to capital punishments : and they also...
Page 91 - Lutherans the free and unmolested exercise of their religious doctrine and discipline, until a rule of faith was fixed, either in the free general council that was to be assembled in the space of six months, or in a Diet of the empire. The apprehension of an approaching rupture was scarcely removed by this agreement, when John, Elector of Saxony, died, and was succeeded by his son, John...

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