Creeds and Religious Beliefs as They Appear to a Plain Business Man by John Savage Hawley

Creeds and Religious Beliefs as They Appear to a Plain Business Man

byJohn Savage Hawley

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... a controversial nature was upward of eleven hundred. He was a poet and a musical composer of great merit. Among his poetical works, is the translation of the Psalms for the use of the people. He died in 1546 at the age of 63. The foregoing sketch is made as brief as possible. A full account of his life and his great work is most interesting and useful. The world recognizes him as one of the greatest of her children. EPISCOPALIANISM. Until the reign of Henry VIII., the Romish Church was in the ascendancy in England. That monarch had received from the Pope the title of "Defender of the Faith," for writing a book against the Reformation which Luther had set in motion. Henry was the man of many wives. Being unable to obtain the sanction of the Pope to his divorce from Queen Catharine, he had one act passed through Parliament, setting aside the authority of the Pope, and another declaring himself to be the supreme head of the Church of England. Of this king's six wives, two were divorced, two were executed, one died, and one survived him. He was excommunicated by the Pope. Hume says of Henry: "A catalogue of his vices would comprehend many of the worst qualities incident to human nature, violence, cruelty, rapacity, injustice, obstinacy, bigotry, caprice; but neither was he subject to all these vices in the most extreme degree, nor was he, at intervals, altogether destitute of virtue. He was capable of at least a temporary friendship." But whatever else he was, this man more than any other was the founder of the English Church. The belief of Episcopalians is embodied in the two creeds of the Catholic Church, the Nicene and the Apostles' Creeds, and in what is known as the "Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion." In England the Creed of St. Athanasius is also employ...

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Title:Creeds and Religious Beliefs as They Appear to a Plain Business ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926533

ISBN - 13:9780217926539

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