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, Volumen5

Samuel Etheridge, 1811

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Página 52 - Some Passages of the Life and Death of John Earl of Rochester ;" which the critic ought to read for its elegance, the philosopher for its arguments, and the saint for its piety.
Página 341 - ... by the ministers of Rome. This persecution was carried on with peculiar marks of rage and enormity in the years 1655, 1686, and 1696, and seemed to portend nothing less than the total destruction and entire extinction of that unhappy nation.
Página 369 - I charge you, my good people, ministers, doctors, elders, nobles, gentlemen and barons, to stand to your purity, and to exhort the people to do the same, and I forsooth, so long as I brook my life and crown, shall maintain the same against all deadly.
Página 409 - And laid it down as a fundamental rule of interpretation, that the words and phrases of Scripture are to be understood in every sense of which they are susceptible. Or, in other words, that they signify in effect every thing that they can possibly signify.
Página 240 - Rome, concerning the eucharist, and the real conversion of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ in that holy ordinance, had been received by christians in all ages of the church.
Página 384 - A declaration of the faith and order owned and practised in the congregational churches in England, agreed upon, and consented unto, by their elders and messengers, in their meeting at the Savoy, October 12, 1658.
Página 369 - Edinburgh 1590; when standing with his bonnet off, and his hands lifted up to heaven, " he praised God that he was born in the time of the light of the gospel, and in such a place, as to be king of such a church, the sincerest [purest] kirk in the world.
Página 88 - While Newton seemed to draw off the veil from some of the mysteries of nature, he showed at the same time the imperfections of the mechanical philosophy ; and thereby restored her ultimate secrets to that obscurity, in which they ever did and ever will remain.
Página 182 - That actions intrinsically evil, and directly contrary to the divine laws, may be innocently performed, by those who have so much power over their own minds, as to join, even ideally, a good end to this wicked action, or, to speak in the style of the Jesuits, who are capable of directing their intention aright ;' " That philosophical sin is of a very light and trivial nature, and does not deserve the pains of nell.
Página 494 - ... in one visible universal church or kingdom before the dissolution of this earthly globe. This prediction she delivered with a peculiar degree of confidence, from a notion that her Philadelphian society was the true kingdom of Christ, in which alone the Divine Spirit resided and reigned. She believed, it is said, the doctrine of the final restoration of all intelligent beings to perfection and happiness.

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