Thomas Saga Erkibyskups; A Life of Archbishop Thomas Becket, in Icelandic, with English Translation, Notes and Glossary Volume 1

Thomas Saga Erkibyskups; A Life of Archbishop Thomas Becket, in Icelandic, with English Translation, Notes and Glossary Volume 1

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...his own wisdom, by the grace of God, in a greater degree than he had just been wounded by one inferior to himself. Now although there be no long tale to tell of the affair, yet it will seem to a wise man a thing worthy of attention, how he confounded this cardinal. It fell in this way, that at first he listeneth with good heed to the whole of his speech, but when that was over, he giveth his answer, beginning with the clause which came first in the order. But the manner in which he undid, knot by knot, all that net of craftiness, which the cardinal had set for entrapping therein the freedom of the church, brought a right sweet delight unto the hearts of those who listened thereto. For the aforesaid Speculum saith that, from specially cited decretals of the holy fathers, he brought forward convincing testimonies, as to how this custom or that stood straight against the church, and as to what hurt it must needs bring upon the people of God, if it were allowed to gain power in the church; hereby then is clean swept away the garb which the cardinal had given these customs; and to everyone it is now clear, that his words were rather lying than lawful, and aimed rather at treading the clergy under foot than bringing peace to them. Things therefore fell out even as God would, inasmuch as the holy Thomas got the greatest honour both from the lord pope, and all such whom the darkness of envy had not struck with blindness. But those who had been dragged into the deep might nowise see the truth. But from the things that follow hereafter it will be fully manifest, how the eye of the pope's reason had already now become clear and right-sighted, through the holy and lawful interpretation of the lord archbishop Thomas, while he giveth decision and...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746848
  • 9781236746849