The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events; Embracing Political, Civil, Military, and Social Affairs Public Documents Biography,

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events; Embracing Political, Civil, Military, and Social Affairs Public Documents Biography,

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... upon all having any relation with it the immobility of the dogma intrusted to its guardianship. It viewed with suspicion the growth of intelligence and multiplication of social forces, and declared itself the enemy of all liberty, denying the first and most incontestable of all, the liberty of conscience. Hence arose the conflict between the ecclesiastical and civil power, since the former represented subjection and immobility, and the latter liberty and progress. The conflict, from peculiar circumstances, has greater proportions in Italy, because the church, thinking that a kingdom was necessary to the independent exercise ot its spiritual ministry, founded that kingdon in Italy. The ecclesiastical power, from the same reason, is here in contradiction, not only with the civil power, bnt national right. From these causes originated the distrust and precaution described in my circular, which provoked your censure, but which were only dictated by necessity. The bishops cannot be considered among us aa simple pastors of souls, since they are, at the same time, the instruments and defenders of a power at variance with the national aspirations. The civil power is, therefore, constrained to impose those measures upon the bishops which are necessary to preserve its rights and those of the nation. How is it possible to terminate this deplorable and perilous conflict between the two powers--between church and state f Liberty can alone bring us to that happy state of things which your lordships consider so enviable in America. Let us "render unto Cassar the thinks that are Cesar's, and unto God the things that are God's," and peace between church and state will be troubled no more. I desired to pay deference to these principles in removing the...show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576357
  • 9781236576354