An ecclesiastical history, antient and modern, from the birth of Christ to the beginning of the eighteenth century, tr. with notes by A. Maclaine, Volume 3

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Page 209 - And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto - them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation and kindred and tongue and people ; saying with a loud voice ; Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of waters.
Page 379 - They held among other things, " That flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism, and the other sacraments ; that the forgiveness of all sins was to be obtained by it from God, without the merits of Jesus Christ ; that the old law of Christ was soon to be abolished, and that a new law, enjoining the baptism of blood, to be administered by whipping, was to be substituted in its place," with other tenets more or less enormous than these ; whereupon Clement VII.
Page 288 - 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...
Page 408 - 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...
Page 84 - That there actually existed an 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 amount of...
Page 55 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 171 - This sentence, which was issued out in the year 1 208, was followed about three years after by a bull, absolving all his subjects from their oath of allegiance, and ordering all persons to avoid him, on pain of excommunication. But it was in the year 1212, that Innocent carried his impious tyranny to the most enormous length, when, assembling a council of cardinals and prelates, he deposed John, declared the throne of England vacant, and wrote to Philip Augustus, king of France, to execute this sentence,...
Page 191 - 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 and favour. They were also encouraged and patronized by the succeeding pontiffs, when experience had demonstrated their public and extensive usefulness.
Page 122 - ... the apostolic ages, and which appear so strongly recommended in the precepts and injunctions of the divine author of our holy religion.
Page 326 - The distress and calamity of these times is beyond all power of description ; for, not to insist upon the perpetual contentions and wars between the factions of the several popes, by which multitudes lost their fortunes and lives, all sense of religion was extinguished in most places, and profligacy rose to a most scandalous excess. The clergy, while they vehemently contended which of the...

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