History of the progress and suppression of the Reformation in Italy in the 16th century, including a sketch of the history of the Reformation in the Grisons

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William Blackwood, 1827 - 434 pagine

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Pagina 62 - Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
Pagina 110 - I now came to be satisfied of the three following truths :—First, that Christ, by his obedience and death, has made a plenary satisfaction and merited heaven for the elect, which is the only righteousness and ground of salvation; secondly, that religious vows of human invention are not only useless but hurtful and wicked; and, thirdly, that the Roman church, though calculated to fascinate the senses by her external pomp and splendour, is unscriptural and abominable in the sight of God...
Pagina 91 - Italy;* and it was in this city that versions of the Bible and other religious books in the vulgar tongue were chiefly printed. We have already had occasion to notice, that the first writings of Luther were read in Venice soon after they were published. In a letter written in the year 1528, the reformer says to a friend, " You give me joy by what you write of the Venetians receiving the word of God.
Pagina 159 - In our age we behold the admirable spectacle of women (whose sex is more addicted to vanity than learning) having their minds deeply imbued with the knowledge of heavenly doctrine. In Campania, where I now write, the most learned preacher may become more learned and holy by a single conversation with some women. In my native country of Mantua, too, I found the same thing, and were it not that it would lead me into a digression, I could dilate with pleasure on the many proofs which I received, to...
Pagina 69 - She now resided at the court, of Ferrara, along with her son, Jean de Parthenai, sieur de Soubise, afterwards a principal leader of the Protestant party in France; her daughter, Anne de Parthenai, distinguished for her elegant taste ; and the future husband of this young lady, Antoine de Pons, Count de Marennes, who adhered to the reformed cause until the death of his wife.
Pagina 417 - ... watched day and night; but now these struggles have come to a close. Not an hour nor a day has passed without some benefit : the true love of God is now engraven on my heart ; the Lord has filled me with joy; I rest in peace. Who then will venture to condemn this life of mine, and to pronounce my days unhappy? Who so rash as to declare his labours lost who has found the Lord of the world, who has exchanged death for life? "The Lord is my portion, saith my soul, therefore will I seek him.
Pagina 127 - Cotta asserts," says he, in one of his letters, " that, if I am allowed to live, there will not be a vestige of religion left in the city. Why ? Because, being asked one day what was the first ground on which men should rest their salvation, I replied, Christ; being asked what was the second, I replied, Christ...
Pagina 89 - Did you never read these words, ' Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings God perfects praise?'" rejoined the youth; upon which the preacher quitted the pulpit in wrathful confusion, breathing out threatenings against the poor boy, who was instantly thrown into prison,
Pagina 108 - Feeling, from his earliest years, a deep sense of religion, he devoted himself, according to the notions of that age, to a monastic life, and joined the Franciscan Observantines, as the strictest of all the orders of the regular clergy. For the same reason he left them, and, in 1534, became a member of the Capuchin brotherhood, which had been recently established according to the most rigid rules of holy living, or rather voluntary humility and mortification. During his monastic retirement he acknowledges...
Pagina 183 - ... fallen into desuetude, especially as neither piety nor the salvation of the soul is concerned with them? Let us then, I pray you, allow these things to rest. Not that I disapprove of their...

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