Spirit of the Reformation; Melancthon, Theologian of Protestant Germany

Spirit of the Reformation; Melancthon, Theologian of Protestant Germany

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...Those prosecutions were now suspended, further proceedings of the same kind against other persons were withdrawn, peace and charity were enjoined on all, and all were expected to unite in raising a grand armament to give battle to the Turk. The suspension of controversy and persecution left Melancthon more at ease to fulfil his professorial duties; but sorrows and anxieties did not cease. Between the transactions of Nuremberg and Ratisbon, he and Luther.were summoned to the death-bed of the Elector, whom they found speechless with paralysis, and quickly saw him breathe his last. The knowledge that John Frederic, his son and successor, would support the cause of the Reformation with even greater vigour, alleviated their sorrow for his decease; and, in a funeral oration of characteristic simplicity, Melancthon paid a due tribute to the piety of a Prince whose conduct had uniformly adorned the cause that he espoused. Occasion for anxiety appeared in a second interview that took place between the Emperor and the Pope at Bologna, where Charles met him on his way homeward from the East; but this Monarch was then too intent on re-visiting his home at Madrid, and too solicitous to gain the confidence of all the German Princes, to take the field in the interests of the priesthood; and, by dint of perseverance, he wrung from Clement VII. a reluctant concession to convene a Counr cil.f The Pope issued briefs to that effect, but without fixing time or place; and silently reserved an intention Le Plat. Monument ad Hist. Cone Tridentini illustrandamj Lovanii, 1782, torn, it, pp. 503, 507. t Guicciardini, lib. xx. to make the conditions of assemblage such that the Protestants could not accept them. To propose such conditions, Ugo Kangoni, Bishop of Reggio, came...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536924
  • 9781236536921