Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern: The reformation

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Page 54 - The friars of the order of the Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives...
Page 391 - ... the convention, considering every religious fabric as a relic of idolatry, passed sentence upon them by an act in form ; and persons the most remarkable for the activity of their zeal were appointed to put it in execution. Abbeys, cathedrals, churches, libraries, records, and even the sepulchres of the dead, perished in one common ruin.
Page 396 - ... by the express and plain words of canonical Scripture, or such as shall hereafter be declared to be heresy by the high court of parliament, with the assent of the clergy in convocation." Upon the authority of this clause, the queen appointed a certain number of commissioners for ecclesiastical causes, who, in many instances, abused their power. The court they composed, was called the court of high commission, because it claimed a more extensive jurisdiction, and higher powers, than the ordinary...
Page iii - INSTITUTES OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, Ancient and Modern, in four Books, much Corrected, Enlarged, and Improved, from the Primary Authorities, by JOHN LAWRENCE VON MOSHEIM, DD, Chancellor of the University of Gottingen.
Page 494 - The church of Geneva (says he) keep Pasche and Yule [Easter and Christmas], what have they for them ? They have no institution. As for our neighbour kirk of England, their service is an evil-said mass in English ; they want nothing of the mass but the liftings.
Page 102 - Order, began to preach against the abuses that were committed in the sale of indulgences, and, being provoked by opposition, proceeded even to decry indulgences themselves t.
Page 412 - Accordingly, her majesty published her injunctions, without sending them into convocation or parliament, and erected a court of High Commission, for ecclesiastical causes, consisting of commissioners of her own nomination, to see them put in execution. Nay, so jealous was Queen Elizabeth of this branch of her prerogative, that she would not suffer her high court of parliament to pass any bill for the amendment or alteration of the ceremonies of the church, it being (as she said) an invasion of her...
Page 233 - Assuredly some of us have wondered how men that profess godliness could of so long continuance hear the threatenings of God against thieves and against their houses, and knowing themselves guilty in such things as were openly rebuked, that they never had remorse of conscience, neither yet intended to restore anything of that which long they had stolen and reft. There were none within the realm more unmerciful to the poor ministers than those which had the greatest rents of the churches.
Page 318 - ... except to those who possess sacred books, as the Mohammedans, Christians, and Jews, the Yesidiens are obliged to keep the principles of their religion extremely secret. They, therefore, pass themselves off for Mohammedans, Christians, or Jews ; following the party of whatever person makes inquiry into their religion. They speak with veneration of the Koran, of the Gospel, of the Pentateuch, and the Psalms ; and, when convicted of being Yesidiens, they will then maintain that they are of the same...
Page 117 - Reformer refused to listen to their suspicion, and on one occasion, he declared that, " he would go to Worms, if there were as many devils there as tiles on the roofs of the houses.

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