The Christian Library; Comrising the Following Standard Works in Religious Literature Together with Critical Notices of Many Other Works. First Series

The Christian Library; Comrising the Following Standard Works in Religious Literature Together with Critical Notices of Many Other Works. First Series

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...ledge in these countries, let an impartial observer satisfy himin its turn; it must have influenced subsequent events. But self to what degree it has attained in Switzerland, the two iu what degree, and in what manner? Has the reformation Saxonies, Holland and England; the contrast will not escape him. It is not asserted that in the Catholic countries named above, men of superior talents, and eminent in their age, have not been met with; but they are rare, and it is the masses of the nations which arc to be compared. Without doubt, considering the close connection in which the nations of our little Europe live together, it is impossible that the knowledge of some should be prevented from penetrating a little among the rest. The wall of separation cannot be sufficiently strengthened, nor so strictly guarded as that the individuals on each side cannot have communication. But certainly on the part of the Catholics, the precautions for repelling the liberal ideas of Protestantism from the limits of their territories, like a dangerous epidemy, have not been neglected. It was at Rome that the first censures of books were invented, and the example was religiously followed by the governments devoted to Rome. Leo X., this vaunted protector of the arts.in 1515, promulgated some severe regulations against the printing and publishing of books translated from the Greek, Hebrew, or Arabic. Almost at the same instant, in which five years after, he fulminated that famous bull against the reform, beginning thus; Exurge, J)cus, judica causam tuam, in which Luther and all his adherents are assailed with the most terrible anathemas; in which it is indiscriminately prohibited to read all their books, on whatsoever subject they may treat; at the same instant, I say, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 868 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 44mm | 1,520g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647130
  • 9781236647139