An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern: From the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Present Century : in which the Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power, are Considered in Their Connection with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe During that Period, Volumen3

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Samuel Etheridge, 1811
 

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Página 210 - 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 192 - Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey; neither two coats, neither shoes, nor y«t staves : for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Página 400 - 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 53 - Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Página 83 - That there actually existedan immense treasure of merit, composed of the pious deeds, and virtuous actions, which the saints had performed beyond what was necessary for their own salvation,* and which were therefore applicable to the benefit of others; that the guardian and dispenser of this precious treasure was the Roman pontiff; and that of consequence he was empowered to assign to such as he thought proper, a portion of this inexhaustible source of merit, suitable to their respective guilt, and...
Página 348 - Flanders, and were supported partly by their manual labours, and partly by the charitable donations of pious persons. The magistrates and inhabitants of the towns where these brethren and sisters resided gave them particular marks of favour and protection, on account of their great usefulness to the sick and needy. They were thus...
Página 186 - 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 207 - Revelations, xiv. 6, had promulgated to the world the true and everlasting gospel of God; that the gospel of Christ was to be abrogated in the year 1260, and to give place to this new and everlasting gospel, which was to be substituted in its room ; and that the ministers of this great reformation were to be humble and bare-footed friars, destitute of all worldly emoluments.
Página 5 - Sixony, preached the gospel sword in hand, and proved its truth by blows instead of arguments. Albert, canon of Bremen, became the third bishop of Livonia, and followed, with a barbarous enthusiasm, the same military methods of conversion that had been practised by his predecessor. He entered Livonia, AD 1198, with a fresh body of troops, drawn out of Saxony, and encamping at Riga, instituted there, by the direction of the Roman pontiff, Innocent III.

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