The Kulturkampf; An Essay

The Kulturkampf; An Essay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Ages. ."We are not engaged in a war of an evangelical dynasty against the Catholic Church, we are not engaged in a war of belief and unbelief, but we are engaged in that ancient struggle which is as old as man himself, in the struggle between priest and king, a struggle much older than the appearance of our Saviour in this world.... We are concerned with the-defense of the State, we are concerned with the limitations to the power of the priest and also to the power of the king, and these limitations must be so determined that the State can continue to exist. For in the Empire of this world it has the power and the precedence." On April 4th the Herrenhaus finally passed the constitutional amendments, and on the 14th of May the last of the Fall: laws. which on the 15th received the Of the King. Ever since the beginning of the year the bishops had raised their voices in violent protests against the proposed legislation. There had been formal petitions to the Ministry, to the Landtag, and to the King. The persecutions of the Church had been The K ulturkampf compared to the " sorrows of Christ "' and the " captivity in Babylon ."' The Bishops, meeting again at Fulda, announced to the ministry on May 26th. that they were finnly determined to resort to passive resistance and adopt a position of " non possumus," but the government did not deign to reply. Then on August 7th, the Pope himself reentered the field by sending a personal letter to the Kaiser. The Holy Father declared that the present harsh enactments were only calculated to " undermine his Majesty's throne," and excused himself for speaking thus frankly by saying that it was his duty to speak out the truth to everyone, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768841
  • 9781236768841