French Prophets Of Yesterday; A Study Of Religious Thought Under The Second Empire

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAlbert Lon Gurard, Albert Leon Guerard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... Protestantism in France as a national movement, the Huguenots seemed on the point of securing a semi-independent political existence--with their privileges and their cities of refuge. Richelieu ruthlessly shattered their hope. The policy of Louis XIV., culminating in the Revocation, made it impossible for them to merge in the general body of French citizens. The concessions of Louis XVI., the complete equality proclaimed by the Revolution, came too late. The Protestant nation was formed, moulded by a hundred and fifty years of persecution: too strong to be absorbed, too weak to play a prominent part, an obstinate survival rather than a growing force. Persecution, at least, was a stern monitor; it saved the great moral traditions of the sect. But when quieter times came at last, it was to be feared that Protestantism, reduced to the position of a small historical body, not fully in sympathy with the general life of the nation, would grow narrow and slack, and morally degenerate. Such was indeed the case; there had been admirable characters among the "Ministers of the Desert" in the eighteenth century: their successors were too often indifferent and commonplace. After the official recognition of the Reformed Church (1802), the Dean of the newly-established Divinity School at Montauban was obliged to say: "Our soul, O Lord! is afflicted unto death, because of the languid and wasted condition of Thy Church." The great Revival of the early nineteenth century was of foreign origin. It did not begin until the treaties of Vienna had re-opened France to English influences. Cook and other disciples of Wesley evangelised the South in 1818. The movement assumed great proportions, but it remained decidedly English in its origin and character. On the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... Protestantism in France as a national movement, the Huguenots seemed on the point of securing a semi-independe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217818412

ISBN - 13:9780217818414

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