The Renaissance: The Protestant Revolution and the Catholic Reformation in Continental Europe

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Century Company, 1915 - Counter-Reformation - 627 pages

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Page 427 - They made converts in regions which neither avarice nor curiosity had tempted any of their countrymen to enter: and preached and disputed in tongues of which no other native of the West understood a word.
Page 22 - Bull, there were to be seven princely electors: the archbishops of Mainz, Trier, and Cologne, the king of Bohemia, the Count Palatine of the Rhine, the Duke of Saxony, and the Margrave of Brandenburg.
Page 69 - Despotism . . . fostered in the highest degree the individuality not only of the tyrant or Condottiere himself, but also of the men whom he protected or used as his tools—the secretary, minister, poet, and companion.
Page 95 - Michelangelo came, with a genius spiritualised by the reverie of the middle age, penetrated by its spirit of inwardness and introspection...
Page 109 - I seemed to find myself as it were in some strange part of the universe which was neither wholly of the baseness of earth, nor wholly of the serenity of Heaven, but by the grace of God I seemed lifted in a mystic manner from this lower towards that upper sphere.
Page 85 - I have read and re-read, not once, but a thousand times ; not cursorily, but studiously, intently, bringing to them the best powers of my mind. I tasted in the morning, and digested at night ; I quaffed as a boy, to ruminate as an old man. These works have become so familiar to me that they cling not to my memory merely, but to the very marrow of my bones...
Page 349 - Theol. Studien und Kritiken, 1851, " Johann Denck und sein Biichlein vom Gesetz," p. 154. 2 Letter to (Ecolampadius, quoted by Keller, " Ein Apostel," p. 252. the Word of God which is living, powerful, eternal, free and independent of all elements of this world : for as it is God Himself, so is it spirit and not letter, and written without pen and paper, so that it can never more be blotted out."1 He took the side of his sect as to adult baptism, but it was a matter on which he laid no stress.
Page 80 - how the soul of man, lost in the mazes of life and defeated by the fierceness of its own passions, can learn its peril, escape from the stain and power of sin, and enter into perfect blessedness...
Page 71 - And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it. For a man's mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven watchmen, that sit above in a high tower.

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