History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland, Etc Volume 2
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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...was at this time unexpectedly called on to welcome a man who, like Melancthon, was destined to be his friend through life, as well as to give him present comfort in the hour of his departure. J This was a priest named Bugenhagen, in the thirty-sixth year of his age, who had fled from the rigorous persecution exercised by the Bishop of Camin, and Prince Bogislas, of Pomerania, against all, whether ecclesiastics, citizens, or scholars, who embraced the Gospel. Born a. Wollin, in Pomerania (whence he is commonly called Pomeranus), of a family holding senatorial rank, Bugenhagen, from the age of twenty, had been teaching at Treptow. The young listened eagerly to his instructions; the noble and the... uthos Satanae ministros et contemnam vivens ct victim moriens. (L. Epp. i. 579.) t... Quod mirg quam gaudeam. (Ibid. 567.) Venit Wittembergam paulfc ante iter Lutheri ad comitia Wormatise indicia. (Welch. Adam, vita Bugenhagii, p. 314.) i Sacerdotcs civoa et echolasticoe in vincula conjecit. (Ibid. p. 313.) PERSECUTION IN POMERANIA. 205 learned vied with each other in courting his society. He was a diligent student in the sacred literature, and one who prayed to God to enlighten and direct him. One evening, (it was towards the end of December, 1520, ) as he sat at supper with some friends, a copy of Luther's book on the Babylonian Captivity was put into his hands. " Since Christ's death," said he, after having glanced it over, " there have been many heretics to vex the Church; but never yet has there risen up such a pest as the author of this book." Having taken the book home with him, however, and read it once and again, his thoughts underwent a total change; truths of which he had never dreamed became palpable to his mind; and returning a few days...
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