An Historical Sketch Of The Italian Vaudois; From The First Ages Of Christianity To The Present Day…

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byHill Dawe Wickham

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECOND LECTURE. In my last paper I endeavoured to adduce reasons for believing that Christianity had been received among the valleys of the Cottian Alps, the present Vaudois country, almost as early as the days of the Apostles: and afterwards I attempted to trace its continuance to the end of the twelfth century. I then gave a slight sketch of their ancient documents, which date from this period; and concluded by some mention of their Barbes or Pastors, who were the authors of these religious treatises. We are now arrived at a new epoch in the Vaudois history, when the partizans of Rome, no longer satisfied with complaining that heresy had built for itself a nest in the cold Alps, resolved to scale the precipice, and mount the crag, seize the golden eagle in his eyrie; and by chaining him to earth, prevent his again soaring aloft, and contemplating with a nearer gaze the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness. This determination may be dated from the year 1208, when all those who were declared to be "heretics" by the Church of Rome, were excommunicated and anathematized, and delivered over to fire and sword. The sentence was at first executed on the more daring and powerful assertors of liberty of conscience: but the intolerant spirit of the Romish Church was now fully roused; and armed with temporal power, she had resolved to subdue or exterminate all those who ventured to differ from her infallible dogmas. From that period to the present day, the Valdenses have, by open violence or petty oppression, suffered more or less for the Gospel's sake, and may be regarded as a distinct Church, standing forth in opposition to the superstitions and claims of Rome. At least one of their religious treatises was now on record, which, according to the best judges, had been...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECOND LECTURE. In my last paper I endeavoured to adduce reasons for believing that Christianity had been received among the valleys ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021777220X

ISBN - 13:9780217772204

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