History Of The Reformed Religion In France (volume 3)

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byEdward Smedley

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... with the title of a persecution. The reader, however, who has acquainted himself with the times of Charles IX.. of the league, and of Louis XIV., will at once dismiss that name as an exaggeration. The charter of 1814 proclaimed the Catholic, 1814' Apostolic, and Romish religion to be the religion of the state, but it contained two express clauses, by one of which all Frenchmen were declared equally admissible to civil and military employments;f by the other, every man was authorized to profess his religion with equal liberty, and was assured of protection for his worship.J The same words were repeated in the charter sworn to in 1830, by Louis Philippe, in which, however, instead of the Romish religion being declared the religion of the state, it is only characterized as the faith professed by the majority of Frenchmen. On the existing state of the Reformed religion in France we are purposely silent, because, after the most diligent inquiry, we are unable to affirm any thing respecting it with certainty. We are assured from authority not admitting of dispute, that whatever statistical returns have appeared, even under official guarantee, are little to be trusted; and that the general opinion, which estimates the number of Reformed at about one million, is founded only upon conjecture.! In some quarters, indeed, a parade of conversion and a bustling show of proselytism have occasionally been exhibited; but it may be feared, that the harvest has in most instances been counted before even the green blade has appeared; that the Art. 6. t Art. 3. Art. 5. « Art. 6. II Even Soulier has been driven by conviction to adopt this opinion. After showing an error of 459, in a computation which made the Protestants of a particular consistory amount to 3651, he con...

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... with the title of a persecution. The reader, however, who has acquainted himself with the times of Charles IX.. of the league,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217933181

ISBN - 13:9780217933186

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