The International Library of Famous Literature; Selected from the World's Great Writers, Ancient, Medieaval, and Modern, with Biographical and Explana

The International Library of Famous Literature; Selected from the World's Great Writers, Ancient, Medieaval, and Modern, with Biographical and Explana

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... very weighty one."--"Yes, it is a great treasure to me."--"And so, you believe you can no longer commit a mortal sin?"--"I know nothing of that; I rely altogether on our Lord." At last, the judges had made out the true ground on which to bring the accusation; at last, they had found a spot on which to lay strong hold. There was not a chance of getting this chaste and holy girl to be taken for a witch, for a familiar of the devil's; but, in her very sanctity, as is invariably the case with all mystics, there was a side left open to attack: the secret voice considered equal, or preferred to, the instruction of the Church, the prescriptions of authority--inspiration, but free and independent inspiration--revelation, but a personal revelation--submission to God; what God? the God within. These preliminary examinations were concluded by a formal demand, whether she would submit her actions and opinions to the judgment of the Church; to which she replied, " I love the Church, and would support it to the best of my power. As to the good works which I have wrought, I must refer them to the King of heaven, who sent me." The question being repeated, she gave no other answer, but added, "Our Lord and the Church, it is all one." She was then told, that there was a distinction; that there was the Church triumphant, God, the saints, and those who had been admitted to salvation; and the Church militant, or, in other words, the pope, the cardinals, the clergy, and all good Christiana--the which Church, "properly assembled," cannot err, and is guided by the Holy Ghost.--" Will you not then submit yourself to the Church militantt"--"I am come to the king of France from God, from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565584
  • 9781236565587