The Life and Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket Archb. of Canterbury

The Life and Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket Archb. of Canterbury

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...to the Constitutions of Clarendon, the very defence of which was that they were ancient customs, according to the king's interpretation, St. Thomas was obliged to refuse to make any such promise. Tl_1_e_Cardinal of Pavia then recommended the Saint to resign his sepj_wghiph, heman-_ swered, would be ' 6 abandon the 'cause of tlie'Cl-i_11rcl1. 'II_-Ie also refused to return to Canterbury without any being said' on either side of the subjects in dispute, quoting the English proverb, " Silence gives consent." They then proceeded to ask, whether the Saint would submit to their judgment as-to the points in dispute between himself and the king. The question placed him in the dilemma of submitting to an arbitrator like the Cardinal Pavia, __whom he knew to_he_a_par_ is_an_wof_the k_i_ng'_s, or of refusing an arbitration in what might seem a factions manner. His answer was, that before any such arbitration should take place, restitution must first be made of all the Church property which had been unjustly taken away; and that then he would be prepared to submit to the judgment of any one whom his Holiness might appoint. The Legates finally asked the Archbishop if, in case of another appeal being made by the Bishops, he would consent to their hearing evidence upon it, and adjudging it. The Saint had already heard a rumour of the nature of this appeal, which it was proposed to make in the name of the Bishops of England; although, as he was aware, but a very few were assembled at Rouen, and of the other Bishops most had known nothing of it; while of those who did, many disapproved it, as being rather an evasion than an appeal: for which reasons he answered, that he had received no...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915267
  • 9781236915269