The Rise of Ecclesiastical Control in Quebec

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Columbia University, 1916 - 195 pages
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This early 20th century dissertation examines the rise in ecclesiastical control in Quebec, including the conversion of the native people to Christianity, as well as the influence of other people and cultures on religious climate of the province.

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Page 157 - I AB do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful, and bear true allegiance, to their Majesties King William and Queen Mary: So help me God.
Page 157 - Church may hold, receive, and enjoy, their accustomed Dues and Rights, with respect to such Persons only as shall profess the said Religion.
Page 86 - Jesuits only excepted) do for the present and until We can be more fully informed of the true State of them, and how far they are, or are not essential to the free Exercise of the Religion of the Church of Rome, as allowed within Our said Province, remain upon their present Establishment, but you are not to allow the Admission of any new Members into any of the said Societies or Communities...
Page 157 - That all his Majesty's Canadian Subjects within the Province of Quebec, the Religious Orders and Communities only excepted, may also hold and enjoy their Property and Possessions, together with all Customs and Usages relative thereto, and all other their Civil Rights, in as large, ample, and beneficial Manner, as if the said Proclamation, Commissions, Ordinances, and other Acts and Instruments, had not been made...
Page 156 - ... little and the right of human nature so much, that the former has very little consideration with me. I look upon the people of Canada as coming, by the dispensation of God, under the British Government. I would have us govern it in the same manner as the all-wise disposition of Providence would govern it. We know He suffers the sun to shine upon the righteous and unrighteous ; and we ought to suffer all classes, without distinction, to enjoy equally the right of worshipping God, according to...
Page 157 - ... defend to the utmost of my power against all traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever, which shall be made against his Person, Crown or Dignity. And I will do my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to his Majesty and his Successors, all treasons and traitorous conspiracies which I shall know to be against him or any of them.
Page 136 - ... till they were plainly told that it would be deceiving them to admit those words, for the King had not the power to tolerate that religion in any other manner than ' as far as the laws of Great Britain permit.
Page 69 - They clung to ancient prejudices, ancient customs, and ancient laws, not from any strong sense of their beneficial effects, but with the unreasoning tenacity of an uneducated and unprogressive people.
Page 136 - As far as the laws of Great Britain permit, which laws prohibit absolutely all Popish Hierarchy in any of the Dominions belonging to the Crown of Great Britain, and can only admit of a toleration of the exercise of that Religion...
Page 31 - French settlers, softened by French manners, guided by French priests, ruled by French officers, their now divided bands would become the constituents of a vast wilderness empire, which in time might span the continent. Spanish civilization crushed the Indian ; English civilization scorned and neglected him ; French civilization embraced and cherished him.

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