The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Its Relations to Modern Thought and Knowledge: Lectures Delivered at Oxford and in London in April, May and June, 1883

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Williams and Norgate, 1907 - 451 pages

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Page 314 - THE body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life ! Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee ; and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
Page 389 - I confess that it seems to me a quite inconceivable thing, upon any hypothesis, theistic or atheistic, that only a millionth part of the universe should be instinct with the fire of reason, and all the rest mere cold, dead matter. Did, then, God, and such a God as the all of things proves He must be, die for us ? I say it with the deepest respect for the religious feelings of others, but I cannot but think that the whole system of atonement of which Anselm is the author, shrivels into inanity amid...
Page 7 - The close of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century were marked by a great outbreak of antisacerdotalism over a large part of Europe.
Page 330 - Protestants," who, with the eighth Article, base the authority of the creeds on the fact that they may be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture...
Page 311 - I mean the continuity of the Anglican Church. There is no point at which it can be said, here the old Church ends, here the new begins.
Page 305 - and if God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of the Scripture than you do!
Page 133 - We are all one body, yet every member has its own work, whereby it serves every other, all because we have one baptism, one Gospel, one faith, and are all alike Christians; for baptism, Gospel and faith alone make us "spiritual
Page 211 - Insomuch that if the Evil Spirit himself could come into true obedience, he would become an angel again, and all his sin and wickedness would be healed and blotted out and forgiven at once.
Page 311 - Prayer-book only implies it. But it is an obvious historical fact that Parker was the successor of Augustine, just as clearly as Lanfranc and Becket. Warham, Cranmer, Pole, Parker — there is no break in the line, though the first and third are claimed as Catholic, the second and fourth as Protestant.
Page 346 - Preface, p. 1. understanding and judgment to the written letter, and with the same fearfulness of going beyond it, which prevailed in all the other branches of knowledge. If any one had pretended to inquire into the credibility of the ancient writers and the value of their testimony, an outcry would have been raised against such atrocious presumption. The object aimed at was, in spite of everything like internal evidence, to combine what they related. At the utmost, one authority was made, in some...

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