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'That which we call fortune', wrote the Elizabethan bishop, Thomas Cooper, 'is
nothing but the hand of God, working by causes and for causes that we know not.
Chance or fortune are gods devised by man and made by our ignorance of the ...
year Robert Loder praised the Lord for his assistance; in a bad one he reflected
stoically that God distributed his mercies as he pleased. But all this could be
unpalatable doctrine for the man of uncertain faith, and much of the pastoral
energy of ...
Plot, were direct manifestations of the hand of God, and that the fortunes of her
kings varied directly with the godliness of their policies. When the Calvinist
bishop, George Carleton, wrote a history of England it was natural that he should
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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