Ecclesiastical History, A Course Of Lectures

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWilliam Jones

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...fanatics and miserable sophisters. We may add a third, viz., that of being spies of the court of Rome, on the bishops, on the secular powers, and on the people, whether catholic or heretical. They had it ill charge to make strict inquiry, and report to his holiness the number and quality of the heretics, the zeal discovered in those called catholics, the diligence of the bishops, and the forwardness or backwardness which they found in the secular powers to comply with the views and wishes of the pope. It was from this part of their charge, more particularly, that they were denominated inquisitors. They had, however, no tribunals; they confined themselves to stirring up judges to banish or otherwise chastise such of the heretics as were brought before them. Sometimes they excited potentates to arm their subjects against them; at other times they addressed themselves to the mob, and inflamed the rabble to arm themselves and join in extirpating them. Such as they could prevail upon to enlist in this service obtained the title of crusaders, and were distinguished by a cross of cloth affixed to their garments. This badge operated like a charm upon the deluded populace, who, if they were before inflamed, now became infuriate, and, as one happily expresses it, " were raised to a super-celestial sort of virtue which defies all the restraints of reason and humanity." Dominic and his disciples or assistants were sent into France, to exert all their energies and influence against the Albigenses; while Franciscus with his fraternity received their appointment to Italy, where the Paterines were becoming troublesome to the catholic church. They were furnished with the most ample authority and power; and the court of Rome naturally concluded that a spirit of...

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...fanatics and miserable sophisters. We may add a third, viz., that of being spies of the court of Rome, on the bishops, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217203582

ISBN - 13:9780217203586

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