Disquisitions on the Antipapal Spirit Which Produced the Reformation, Tr. from [Sullo Spirito Antipapale] by C. Ward

Disquisitions on the Antipapal Spirit Which Produced the Reformation, Tr. from [Sullo Spirito Antipapale] by C. Ward

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...his sanctuaries. There he declares that the God, whose glory he describes in his vision, is one in similitude and not in reality, citing another passage from the same prophet: " This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face." (ch. 1. v. 28.) Again, speaking of that same God, he brings to mind the three verses in the Paradise: " In heaven That largeliest of his light partakes, was I, Witness of things, which to relate again, Surpasseth power of him who comes from thence." And he makes the following note on this passage, speaking of himself: " He saw some things which he neither can nor ought to repeat; and take great heed when I say, that he neither can nor ought." He tells his protector that he cannot enter into a full exposition of the meaning of his Paradise, on account of the distressed state of his family affairs (meaning the ill-success of his party); but that his hopes centre in him (the captain of the Ghibelline league), and he trusts that he will do great things, and enable him to proceed with that useful interpretation, which the present state of affairs has broken off. He ends by referring us to the Revelations, the key to all his secrets, saying that, as he has found God, nothing more remains for investigation, since he is the beginning and end of his poem: " At present, I cannot, /, . enter into an explanation of its real meaning; I am bound down by the distressed condition of the family affairs, so that I must omit many things which might be useful to the republic. But 1 trust in your power to do great things, and hope that, in the end, I shall be able to enter into a full explanation; and, since the beginning or first object is found, which is God, nothing more is necessary, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656083
  • 9781236656087