The History of the Church of Christ; Particularly in Its Lutheran Branch, from the Diet of Augsburg, A.D. 1530, to the Death of Luther, A.D. 1546 Intended as a Continuation of the Church History, Brought Down to the Volume 3
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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...occur in this collection, p. 85--101, which bespeak a humble, affectionate, and good spirit. He says " modestia Dominus per me plus egit, quam acerbitate "--" In my case, gentleness has proved a more efficient instrument in God's hand, than harshness." p. 88. VOL. III. X Chap, appear among the divines concerned in drawing XXI"' up the confession. No doubt the reason had been his inability to take a part in the work, as he died the very month in which it bears date--26 February, 1536. " He was universally regretted," says Ruchat, " on account of his zeal, his knowledge, his mildness, his piety, and the many excellent qualities which distinguished him among the divines of his time. Colbius, his coadjutor, had died the preceding year.1 The council solicited and obtained Sebastian Meyer2 from Strasburg to succeed Haller: and, in addition to him, and Simon Sultzer, and Kontzen, (who had succeeded Colbius, ) they soon after procured Erasmus Ritter,3 from Schaffhausen, to minister in their church. But, even these four labourers being found insufficient for the duties which devolved on them, two additional persons were afterwards appointed to assist them.4 slaTtzer 0 Sultzer, as he attained to considerable eminence from a very humble origin, we may take this occasion to introduce a brief notice. He was the son of a barber of Interlaken, in the canton of Berne. By some means however, probably from the views of his father rising above his station in life, he received a good education, studying the Greek and Latin languages with success under Oswald Myconius at Lucerne, and Henry Glareanus at Basle. After the death of his father, finding no better opening presented to him, he placed himself with a barber at Strasburg, ...
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