History of Congregationalism from about A. D. 250 to the Present Time in Continuation of the Account of the Origin and Earliest History of This System of Church Polity Contained in "A View of Congregationalism"; By George Punchard Volume 2

History of Congregationalism from about A. D. 250 to the Present Time in Continuation of the Account of the Origin and Earliest History of This System of Church Polity Contained in "A View of Congregationalism"; By George Punchard Volume 2

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... violence towards dissenters, it is but just to the Reformers of this reign, to remark, that, though possessed of power almost as absolute as the late king's, and educated to regard punishment, and even death itself, perfectly lawful and proper, as well as expedient, in cases of obstinate heresy, yet they stained their hands with the blood of but two poor heretics, namely, Joan Bocher and George Van Parres. These alone suffered death for their religious opinions during the seven years of Edward's reign; and their heresies were considered as peculiarly hateful and dangerous, tending to the utter subversion of Christianity itself. Hist. Ref., at sup. pp. 229-31; Records, No. 35. t See the Biographical Notice of Roger Hutchinson, who visited Joan in prison, prefixed to his works, published by the Parker Society. She was kept in confinement a year after her condemnation, with the hope that she would relent.--Burnet, ut sup. p. 281. Rymer, vol. vI. pt. In. p. 197; Strype's Mans., vol. n. pt. I. bk. I. ch. 29, p. 385. t WiUdns, Iv. 44, 45. Burnet, ut tup. p. 231. But opposition to the doctrines and orders of the church of England was not confined to isolated individuals. The appointment of these several commissions, and the number and the character of the men who sat upon them--being among the most distinguished men in Church and State--suggest as much. Had not serious danger been apprehended from these dissenters, they would probably have been left to the regular ecclesiastical courts. And when we examine carefully the history of these eventful times, we find intimations that there were not only many " sectaries," as they are called, but organized congregations of dissenters in different parts of the kingdom. It was among the topics of...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236563883
  • 9781236563880