Portraits of the Principal Reformers of the Sixteenth Century: With a Narrative of the Reformation of Religion

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J. P. Callender, 1836 - 155 pages

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Page 95 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 109 - O Father of Heaven : O Son of God, Redeemer of the world : O Holy Ghost, three persons and one God, have mercy upon me, most wretched caitiff and miserable sinner. I have offended, both against heaven and earth, more than my tongue can express. Whither then may I go, or whither should I fly?
Page 59 - Cease to believe that God resides in this temple more than in every other place. Whatever region of the earth you may inhabit, he is near you, he surrounds you, he grants your prayers, if they deserve to be granted ; but it is not by useless vows, by long pilgrimages, offerings destined to adorn senseless images, that you can obtain the divine favour ; resist temptations, repress guilty desires, shun all injustice, relieve the unfortunate, console the afflicted ; these are the works pleasing to the...
Page 109 - Lord my God, my sins be great, but yet have mercy upon me for thy great mercy. The great mystery that God became man was not wrought for little or few offences.
Page 79 - The manner in which he justified this action was still more offensive than the action itself. Having collected from the canon law some of the most extravagant propositions with regard to the plenitude and omnipotence of the...
Page 82 - This translation having been printed several times, and being in every body's hands, Ferdinand, archduke of Austria, the emperor's brother, made a very severe edict, to hinder the farther publication of it ; and forbade all the subjects of his Imperial Majesty to have any copies of it, or of Luther's other books. Some oilier princes followed his example ; and Luther was so angry at it, that he wrote a treatise Of the Secular Power, in which he accuses them of tyranny and impiety.
Page 79 - ... than the action itself. Having collected from the canon law some of the most extravagant propositions with regard to the plenitude and omnipotence of the papal power, as well as the subordination of all secular jurisdiction to the authority of the holy see, he published these with a commentary, pointing out the impiety of such tenets and their evident tendency to subvert all civil government.
Page 92 - ... none of these things moved him, neither counted he his life dear unto himself, so that he might finish his course with joy, and the ministry which he had received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.
Page 109 - To Heaven I may be ashamed to lift up mine eyes ; and in earth I find no refuge.
Page 51 - ... memory. He had been confined almost a year in a dungeon : The severity of which usage he complained of, but in the language of a great and good man. In this horrid place, he was deprived of books and paper. Yet notwithstanding this, and the constant anxiety, which must have hung over him, he was a,t no more loss for proper authorities, and quotations, than « if he had spent the intermediate time at leisure in his

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