Lectures On The History Of The Church Of Scotland; Delivered In Edinburgh In 1872

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byArthur Penrhyn Stanley

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... as the perfervidum1 ingcnium Scotorum, which I ventured to depict in my last lecture. Let us trace it first in some of its earliest manifestations, and then in the Augustan age of its ascendency, where it found its home in the heart of the Established Church during what is called the reign of the Moderates. If the Church of Scotland had a Luther in Knox, Modera-it had an Erasmus in the wide and polished tion in the .. age of the culture of George Buchanan: and if his Reforms-' tion. royal pupil had fulfilled the theological promise which he gave in his early years, Scotland might have had on her throne a monarch as latitudinarian as Maximilian II. of Germany, or as William the Silent of Orange. "He is neither Lutheran nor Calvinist," writes the Scottish correspondent to the French court, " but in many points much nearer to us. He thinks that faith is dead without works, that there is no predestination, and so forth. He holds a (false) opinion that Faith in God alone can save a man, let him belong to what religion he may."3 In the Regent Murray the fervor of the Reformation was combined with a forbearance strongly contrasted with the fierce temper of the age. "His house was compared to a holy temple, where no foul word was ever spoken. A chapter was read every day after dinner and supper in his family; yet no 1 It would seem that the original writers of European influence and word in Buchanan (Op. i. 321) is celebrity. See a very interesting prcefervidum. article on Buchanan in the North 2 It has been said that George British Review, No. xci. March, 1867. Buchanan, David Hume, and Wal-3 Froude, xi. 665. ter Scott are the three Scottish 0 one was more free from soar austerity, and he had quarreled once with Knox, 'so that they spoke not together for eightee...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... as the perfervidum1 ingcnium Scotorum, which I ventured to depict in my last lecture. Let us trace it first in some of its ear...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217501265

ISBN - 13:9780217501262

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