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Page 188 - Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life: the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Page 237 - ... superintend the external economy of the community. The mortified and religious life, to which they had bound themselves by the most solemn engagements, was supposed to render them superior to temptation : and to remove even the suspicion of evil, they were strictly forbidden to enter the enclosure of the women, except on particular occasions, with the permission of the superior, and in the presence of witnesses. But the abbess retained the supreme controul over the monks, as well as the nuns...
Page 187 - I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise enter the kingdom of heaven.
Page 329 - That eucharist is the body of Christ not corporeally, but spiritually ; not the body in which he suffered, but the body of which he spoke, when he consecrated bread and wine as the eucharist, and said of the consecrated bread,
Page 188 - If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land : but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword : (that is, the sword of God's Spirit:) for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
Page 289 - England were conversing violently on the question then agitated, and were reproaching Dunstan, he gave a short reply, which ended with these remarkable words: "I confess that I am unwilling that you should conquer. I commit the cause of the church to the decision of Christ.
Page 237 - The functions of the sacred ministers had always been the exclusive privilege of the men, and they alone were able to support the fatigues of husbandry and conduct the extensive estates which many convents had received from the piety of their benefactors.
Page 333 - Namr quidam nuper, de ipso sacramento corporis et sanguinis Domini non rite sentientes, dixerunt ; hoc ipsum corpus et sanguinem Domini, quod de Maria virgine natum est, et in quo ipse Dominus passus est in cruce, et resurrexit de sepulchre5 cui errori quantum potuimus, ad Egilum abbatem scribentes, de corpore ipso quid vere credendum sit aperuimus...
Page 109 - Anglo-Saxon princes; and men seemed to have been reconciled to the iniquity of the thing on account of its antiquity. But, besides the fines paid to the sovereign, the judges often exacted presents for themselves; and loud complaints existed against their venality and injustice.