Epistolae Tigurinae

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University Press, 1842 - Great Britain - 378 pages

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Page 162 - For the Sacramental Bread and Wine remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore may not be adored ; (for that were idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful Christians...
Page 162 - Christ's natural flesh and blood, for the sacramental bread and wine remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore may not be adored (for that were idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful Christians), and the natural body and blood of our Saviour Christ are in heaven, and not here ; it being against the truth of Christ's natural body to be at one time in more places than one.
Page 162 - ... it is hereby declared, that thereby no adoration is intended, or ought to be done, either unto the sacramental bread and wine there bodily received, or unto any corporal presence of Christ's natural flesh and blood.
Page 154 - For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
Page 131 - Bentham, upon their first return, before they entered upon their ministry, laboured all they could against receiving into the church the papistical habits, and that all the ceremonies should be clean laid aside. But they could not obtain it from the queen and parliament, and the habits were enacted. Then they consulted together what to do, being in some doubt whether to enter upon their functions. But they concluded unanimously not to desert their ministry for some rites, which, as they considered,...
Page 184 - ... ministers, remarkable neither for their judgment nor learning, have openly separated from us; and sometimes in private houses, sometimes in the fields, and occasionally even in ships, they have held their meetings and administered the sacraments. Besides this, they have ordained ministers, elders, and deacons, after their own way, and have even excommunicated some who had seceded from their church.
Page 34 - All the monasteries are every where levelled with the ground : the theatrical dresses, the sacrilegious chalices, the idols, the altars, are consigned to the flames ; not a vestige of the ancient superstition and idolatry is left.
Page 131 - I wish that all, even the slightest vestiges of popery might be removed from our churches, and above all from our minds. But the queen at this time is unable to endure the least alteration in matters of religion.
Page 17 - Zurich ! how much oftener do I now think of thee than ever I thought of England when I was at Zurich...
Page 65 - For as soon as they had once begun singing in public, in only one little church in London, immediately not only the churches in the neighbourhood, but even the towns far distant began to vie with each other in the same practice. You may now sometimes see at St. Paul's Cross, after the service, • six thousand persons, old and young, of both sexes, all singing together and praising God.