An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern; From 1700 A.D. to 1800 A.D

An Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern; From 1700 A.D. to 1800 A.D

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...declared that stie would not submit to dictation from any court whatever. She afterwards authorised her Jesuit subjects to choose a vicar-general, who should enjoy all the former privileges of the institution; and, in defiance of all the enemies of the Jesuits, she continued to favour the members of an order proscribed and stigmatised by the Romanist princes. While she disapproved the conduct of many who had been enrolled among the sons of Loyola, (he said that the general demerits of the society did not appear to her to be so atrocious, as to justify its dissolution, or the severities which had preceded and followed that act g. In France, the cause of Jesuitism was still abetted by many of the dignified clergy; but they were not so open in expressing their wishes for the restoration of the order, as they were in counteracting the claims of the Huguenots, whom the government had ceased to persecute. Some, who hated the Jesuits, joined this party in opposing the protestants, and also in reprobating the licentiousness of infidels. In an assembly holden in the year 1765, an animated remonstrance had been voted by the prelates against the new philosophy. They conjured the king to take vigorous measures for the repression of that profane boldness, that impious freedom, which vilified whatever had for ages been deemed sacred among mankind, and aimed at the subversion of all holy and venerable institutions. If he should be tame or passive at so alarming a crisis, the most portentous mischief, they said, might be apprehended. Ig" Memoires Hist, et Philos. sur Pie VI. chap. iv. They They accused the protestants of being deeply concerned in these practices, and blamed his majesty for not enforcing the laws against those presumptuous sectaries. In the...
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  • Paperback | 162 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236626273
  • 9781236626271