Count Arensberg (volume 2); Or, The Days Of Martin Luther by Joseph SortainCount Arensberg (volume 2); Or, The Days Of Martin Luther by Joseph Sortain

Count Arensberg (volume 2); Or, The Days Of Martin Luther

byJoseph Sortain

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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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. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. When Von Schaumbourg had left the chamber, Martin Luther returned to his seat, and with his hands covering his face, remained in silence--deeply agitated. Had Staupitz allowed this to continue much longer, it is not improbable that the heart of his beloved Martin might have become proud and hard: it might, feeling that its humble confession had been rejected, have encased itself in defensive haughtiness. Not such, however, was the issue of the late discrepancy between them. "My son," said the trembling voice of the aged Vicar-General, "thon canst not think that thy father in Christ hath been silent because he is implacable. I answered not, while the youth, who has just retired, was amongst us; for I would not have thee humbled before strangers. Come hither, Martin, and let us pray for the strength of meekness." Oh! how much, during his after tumultuous course, did Luther owe to that moment! His enemies may not have exaggerated the vehement self-willedness and vituperative fury of his character; but they have disingenuously kept out of sight that amenableness to gentle counsel, and that touching self-humiliation, with which those grave faults were interspersed. And much of these redeeming qualities he owed, through God's blessing, to the influence of Staupitz, who, like Paul the aged, besought for him that with meekness he might be enabled to instruct those who opposed themselves; that he might be gentle towards all men; that he might rebuke with all authority yet with love. The prayer over, and all of them being again reseated--"And now, my son," said Staupitz, with a mild, loving smile, "do thou enter on the business for which thou hast called us into council. Sure, our God has brought us together under the best of auspices, those of brotherly confi...
Title:Count Arensberg (volume 2); Or, The Days Of Martin LutherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217925669

ISBN - 13:9780217925662