Early sources of English Unitarian Christianity by Gaston Bonet-maury

Early sources of English Unitarian Christianity

byGaston Bonet-maury

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. Bernardino Ochino, his religious development, and his influence on English theology.--Corranus. "All will be easy to me in Christ, For whom I live and hope to die!" A Grand figure is that of Fra Bernardino Ochino, the grandest, perhaps, that had appeared in Italy since Savonarola. He must indeed have been a man of more than ordinary gifts of oratory, personal character and intellectual power, to have inspired the two-fold testimony of his contemporaries, both Catholic and Protestant. Passing over the witness of Aonio Paleario, who might be suspected of partiality from his relations of fellow-citizenship and friendship with Ochino, mark what Cardinal Bembo wrote of him to Vittoria Colonna, Marchioness of Pescaro, the year when he preached his second Lent course at Venice (1539): "Ochino is literally adored at Venice. Every one praises him to the skies." We have cited above the saying of Charles V.1 Mark now the testimony of Calvin: "This testimony to the pious and holy man I feel it my duty to render, that he may be saved from incurring the slightest unmerited suspicion. For he is a man of eminent learning, and his manner of life is exemplary."* But for the Inquisition of 1542, he might have become the Luther of Italy; as it was, Ochino rendered to Switzerland and to England the 1 Lettere di M. Pietro Bembo: Venezia, 1522; quoted by Benrath, p. 18. Cf. M'Crie, Reformation in Italy, p. 125. See ante, p. 74. 1 Calvini Opera, vol. xxxix. 462. service which Servetus rendered to France and Italy. He compelled Protestant dogmatics to emerge from the Catholic formulae in which they were entrenched, and opened the way for the free development of a more human Christology, and a theodicy (divine polity) at once more rational and appealing more directl...

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Title:Early sources of English Unitarian ChristianityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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