A Short History Of The Christian Church

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byJohn Wildman Moncrief

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...in the church and universal in its sway. The Middle Age was pre-eminently an age of faith and authority. This was true to an extent that we find it impossible to realize in our country, where the right of individual opinion, theoretically at least, is never questioned. Thomas Aquinas set the standard, laid down the laws, and gave the permanent impress to mediaeval authority. If we look closely at the conception of mediaeval authority, we find that in addition to being central in the church--the city of God, practically unlimited, and universal, it controlled the overt acts of men, secular as well as religious; the thoughts of men--the limits within which investigation might take place; and the manner of thought-expression--literary, artistic, and religious. The results came on in good time--general stagnation, general suffering, general unrest, general revolt. B. THE SECTS OF THE TWELFTH CENTURY Professor Newman has given an excellent outline of the whole subject of mediaeval sects. He has divided the "Anti-Romanist Christian Life of the Middle Ages" into Dualistic parties; Pantheistic parties; Chiliastic parties; Evangelical Separatists; and Church-reforming parties. The bibliographies are very full and satisfactory. The sects of the Middle Ages is a subject of great difficulty. The difficulty arises chiefly from lack of authentic sources of information. Such sources as we have are, for the most part, the accounts given of these sects by their enemies. That there were many of these sects, and that their influence was wide can hardly be doubted. That some of them had the true spirit of Christ and the primitive church, while others propagated dangerous errors, seems to be equally certain. When they originated it is impossible to say. They perhaps a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...in the church and universal in its sway. The Middle Age was pre-eminently an age of faith and authority. This was true to an ext...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217428738

ISBN - 13:9780217428736

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