Our Place in Christendom; Lectures Delivered at St. Martin-In-The-Fields, in the Autumn of 1915

Our Place in Christendom; Lectures Delivered at St. Martin-In-The-Fields, in the Autumn of 1915

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and regulation of indulgences, illustrate the change by which episcopal powers became centralised in the papacy. As a result, closeness of touch between ecclesiastical organisation and national life was largely lost. When at length the Council of Trent met (December, I545) there were many matters calling for reform. The emperor and others had indeed long been pressing for it. It had seemed at one time as if a Council might compose the Lutheran troubles. However that hope stood now, there were some who sought drastic dealing with well-known evils; there were others who wished for a clear restatement of doctrine. The Council had a long and varied history. In I 547 it was translated to Bologna, and then suspended; in I551 it met again, but next year was suspended once more, and did not meet until I562, when it sat for a year. I cannot speak of its work in detail: enough to say that in discipline and organisation it did much. In definition of doctrine, too, it did much, and had its Decree upon justification by Faith come earlier it might have altered the course of religious history. Undoubtedly the Council raised greatly the tone of the Roman church. But some important details, both in worship and in life, had been left to the pope for settlement. When at its close the question was put, Did they wish to ask confirmation from the pope for all they had decreed P one prelate alone----the Spanish Archbishop of Granada----voted non placet. But the placet majority had really closed the long controversy between pope and councils. Henceforth in the Roman obedience the pope was supreme. I have not spoken much, so far, about doctrine, and I have not done so because in effect everything turned upon this solid, coherent doctrine of the papacy Theology...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680659X
  • 9781236806598