Gaspard De Coligny (marquis De Chatillon)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

bySir Walter Besant

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. BOYHOOD. THE French Reformation dawned with every promise of a successful and triumphant career. Scholars, not ignorant enthusiasts, began the teaching which would lead to separation from Rome. Nobles, princes, gentle ladies, all the best hope and flower of France, threw the strength of their hearts into the cause. Wherever, in France, a man was induced to think and read for himself, he came over from the opposite camp. It seemed, at the outset, as if ignorance and stupidity alone would remain in the old faith. The Reformed Church of France was founded neither by Luther nor Melancthon, nor by any of the Swiss and German preachers. Calvin, the most illustrious of her sons, was received into her communion, then already formed: he did not create it. The new Church grew quite spontaneously and naturally, with no violent break-out of the new learning. Had not Lefevre preached a doctrine in Birth of the Reformation. 21 accordance with the New Testament, some other would; had there been no Farel, some other would have taken his place. For reformation was in the air. Men, when they learned to read Greek, to compare the ideal Church with the real, to question the doctrines and pretensions of Rome, had already commenced the journey of which the inevitable end was schism, radical reform, or repression. France, the mother of ideas, always leads. It was in 1512, four years before Martin Luther affixed to the door of the Cathedral of Wittenburg the ninety-five theses which emancipated Germany, that Lefevre began preaching on justification by faith. It was in 1521 that he published the four Gospels in French. At the same time, encouraged by Bri5onnet, Bishop of Meaux, and assisted by Farel, Michel d'Arande, Gerard Roussel, and Vatable, he scattered abroad co...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. BOYHOOD. THE French Reformation dawned with every promise of a successful and triumphant career. Scholars, not ign...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021747781X

ISBN - 13:9780217477819

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