History Of Congregationalism From About A.d. 250 To The Present Time (volume 1); In Continuation Of The Account Of The Origin And Earliest History Of  by George PunchardHistory Of Congregationalism From About A.d. 250 To The Present Time (volume 1); In Continuation Of The Account Of The Origin And Earliest History Of  by George Punchard

History Of Congregationalism From About A.d. 250 To The Present Time (volume 1); In Continuation Of…

byGeorge Punchard

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... What Wickliffe's ecclesiastical views were, we shall presently consider. And in the course of this history we shall have occasion to remark the same courtly policy in staying the hands of later reformers. For the present, we will pass on to notice the immediate effects of the things to which allusion has just been made. The protection of the great being withdrawn from the venerable Reformer, the whole pack,--"The little dogs and all, Tray, Blanch, and Sweet-heart Mastiff, grey-hound, mongrel grim, Hound, or spaniel, brach, or lym;"--the pope, the king, the archbishop, the bishops, the mendicants, and friars--were immediately in full chase. Their noble game was driven from the covert of Oxford by order of the king; the archbishop procured the condemnation of his doctrines in a synod of the clergy; the bishops, by " letters mandatory" to their abbots and priors, clergy and ecclesiastical functionaries, required the immediate suppression of the impious and audacious doctrines of the Reformer. In addition to all this, parliament was petitioned to provide a remedy against "the innumerable errors and impieties of the Lollards;" a royal ordinance was surreptitiously obtained by the clergy, empowering the sheriffs of counties to arrest such preachers and their abettors, and to detain them in prison, until they should justify themselves according to law and reason of holy Church; and, to cap the climax, the pope himself summoned the heretic to appear at Rome, and give account of himself to the vicar of God. Well might Wickliffe have adopted the words of his Master: "They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion." "Dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me." But amidst the gathering storm the good man labored o...

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Title:History Of Congregationalism From About A.d. 250 To The Present Time (volume 1); In Continuation Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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