A Critical and Historical Review of Fox's Book of Martyrs, Shewing the Inaccuracies, Falsehoods, and Misrepresentations in That Work of Deception Volume 1

A Critical and Historical Review of Fox's Book of Martyrs, Shewing the Inaccuracies, Falsehoods, and Misrepresentations in That Work of Deception Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...were embraced only by a few private men. Fox, in his account of the persecutions of the 'Catholics by the Arians, and of the martyrdom of pope Martin, al lows the right and authority of councils to define matters of faith; now, if the popes and bishops possessed rightlythat power in time of persecution, they could not be divested of it in time of peace; the power vested in the guardians of faith in the fourth and seventh, must also be vested in them in the eleventh and nineteenth centuries; and we see them exercising this right with the same forbearance and clemency towards Berengarius, though the civil authorities were then Catholic, as when the temporal power was in the hands of heretics, and Catholics were the objects of persecution. This is a fact which cannot be too often repeated, since it is little known to the Protestant community, it having been the object of the writers of that party to suppress and misrepresent every circumstance that might tend to elicit _ the truth of history, and bear in favour of that faith which is immutable and can never change. The proceedings against Berengarius we find so clearly detailed by the Rev. Alban Butler, in a note to his life of St. Leo IX, and the authorities he has produced so numerous and conclusive, that We should be guilty of a dereliction of our duty to the pubhe were we not to lay before them the account of this judicious and accurate writer. " The news of this heresy," says Mr. B. " no sooner reached Rbme, " but St. Leo IX. condemned it in a council which he held in that city " after Easter in 1050. But as Berengarius could not be heard in per" son, the pope ordered another council to meet at Vercelli three months " after, at which the...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236844408
  • 9781236844408