The Trail of History; Or, History of Religion and Empire in Parallel from the Creation to the Present Time

The Trail of History; Or, History of Religion and Empire in Parallel from the Creation to the Present Time

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...to death, in 1528. Hamilton's death appearing unjust to the Scots, they were determined to know what these "new doctrines" meant. This inquiry led to the conversion of many of them, and further aroused a spirit of inquiry in the nation, that Popery could not check. John Knox.--He was designed, in early life, for the ministry 5 and so, when young, gave great attention to the study of divinity. The persecution then raging in the country, compelled him to flee elsewhere. During his exile, he learned of Calvin, at Geneva, and from him adopted the Presbyterian form of church discipline and order. In 1559, however, he was in his native land, laboring zealously and successfully in promoting the cause of the Reformation. Like Luther in Germany, Knox, in Scotland, infused his spirit into the nation. He was styled the "Apostle of Scotland." He died November 4th, 1572. In his eulogium, pronounced as he was laid in the grave, was the following: "There lies he who never feared the face of man" Still, Knox had the fault of prelates, popes, and of too many Puritans (?); viz., a spirit of persecution. In responding to a sharp rebuke he received, for cherishing such a spirit, to which he could not reply, he said: "I will not now so much labor to confute, by my pen, as my full purpose is to lay the same to thy charge, if I shall apprehend thee in any commonwealth where justice against blasphemers may be&ninistered, as God's word requireth." This is the papal argument, when wit and wisdom fail. The Scots early adopted for their platform the "Westminster Confession of Faith." The attempts of prelacy to force the liturgy and popish garments upon the Scotch clergy, met with the most determined resistance. Charles...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664493X
  • 9781236644930