An Ecclesiastical History, Antient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ to the Begginning of the Eighteenth Century: in which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power are Considered in Their Connexion with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe During that Period, Volumen3

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Thomas Turnbull, 1803
 

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Página 216 - I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication...
Página 328 - This dissension was fomented with such dreadful success, and arose to such a shameful height, that, for the space of fifty years, the church had two or three different heads at the same time ; each of the contending popes forming plots, and thundering out anathemas against their competitors. The distress and calamity of these times...
Página 191 - This sort of society began in the thirteenth century, and the members of it, by the tenor of their institution, were to remain entirely destitute of all fixed revenues and possessions ; though in process of time their number became a heavy tax upon the people. Innocent III was the first of the popes who perceived the necessity of instituting such an order ; and accordingly he gave such monastic societies as made a profession of poverty the most distinguishing marks of his protection...
Página 193 - They were also encouraged and patronized by the succeeding pontiffs, when experience had demonstrated their public and extensive usefulness. But when it became generally known that they had such a peculiar place in the esteem and protection of the rulers of the church, their number grew to such an enormous and unwieldy multitude, and swarmed so prodigiously in all the European provinces, that they became a burden not only to the people, but to the church itself.
Página 355 - Cellites, from the cells in which they were accustomed to live. As the clergy of this age took little care of the sick and dying, and deserted such as were infected with those pestilential disorders which were then very frequent, some compassionate and pious persons at Antwerp formed themselves into a society for the performance of these religious offices, which the sacerdotal orders so shamefully neglected.
Página 85 - ... a. plenary remission of all the temporal pains and penalties, which the church had annexed to certain transgressions. They went still farther ; and not only remitted the penalties, which the civil and ecclesiastical laws had enacted against transgressors, but audaciously usurped the authority which belongs to God alone, and impiously pretended to abolish even the punishments which are reserved in a future state for the workers of iniquity ; a step...
Página 410 - Rome was entirely groundless. However, his enemies so far prevailed, that by the most scandalous breach of public faith, he was cast into prison, declared a heretic, because he refused to plead guilty against the dictates of his conscience...
Página 281 - that all things flowed by emanation from God, and were finally to return to their divine source; that rational souls were so many 'portions of the supreme Deity, and that the universe, considered as one great whole, was God : that every man, by the power of contemplation, and by calling off his mind from sensible and terrestrial objects, might be united to the Deity in an...
Página 116 - PETROBRUSSIANS, a sect founded about the year 1110 in Languedoc and Provence, by Peter de Bruys, who made the most laudable attempts to reform the abuses and to remove the superstitions that disfigured the beautiful simplicity of the Gospel ; though not without a mixture of fanaticism.
Página 290 - None were saved by the blood of Jesus, but true and pious christians ; while the Jews, Saracens, and unworthy christians, were to obtain salvation through the Holy Spirit which dwelt in her, and that, in consequence thereof, all...

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