The Hierarchical Despotism; Lectures On The Mixture Of Civil And Ecclesiastical Power In The…

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byGeorge Barrell Cheever

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... the eloquent, ardent, enthusiastic Savonarola, for his fearless preaching against the abuses of the times, was accused to the Pope, summonedto Rome, ordered to leave preaching, confronted by the Inquisitors, put to the rack, strangled, burned. Why Wesselius, who studied the Scriptures in their original languages, and disregarded all human authorities, and of whom Luther said, "If I had previously read Wessel, my enemies might have thought Luther derived all his views from Wessel, so perfectly accordant are the two in spirit," was suffered to die peaceably in 1489, it is difficult to say. Fifty years afterwards the persecution of those who held these sentiments had risen to such a height in Italy, that a writer of the times in that country declares "it is hardly possible for a man to be a Christian, and to die in his bed." A few years later still, a living science as well as a living theology became the object of jealousy and persecution to the Romish Church, and Giordano Bruno, a great philosopher in the sixteenth century, was burnt at Rome. Campanella suffered torture. Even in the seventeenth century Galileo narrowly escaped. The Romish Church made him deny the very laws of nature which he had developed; and you may be sure he rarely took up his telescope, or looked at the stars, but across the fires of the Inquisition. Speaking of the period when Bruno was burnt, the historian Ranke observes, that it was a time when the Italian mind manifested a noble tendency towards deep investigation, and held out promises of great discoveries. "But in the very nature of things the Romish Church could not encourage this freedom of thought; she had marked out a line which men were not to overstep, and wo to him who ventured to pass it." COMPLETE DISSOLUTENESS OF THE C...

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... the eloquent, ardent, enthusiastic Savonarola, for his fearless preaching against the abuses of the times, was accused to the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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