Intolerance in the Reign of Elizabeth, Queen of England

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1917 - Church and state - 218 pages

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Page 123 - We hold, that seeing there is not any man of the Church of England but the same man is also a member of the commonwealth ; nor any man a member of the commonwealth, which is not also of the Church of England...
Page 112 - ... every person under the degree of a bishop, which doth or shall pretend to be a priest or minister of God's Holy Word and Sacraments, by reason of any other form of institution, consecration, or ordering, than the form set forth by parliament in the time of the late King of most worthy memory, King Edward the Sixth, or now used in the reign of our most gracious sovereign lady...
Page 139 - The last book of service is gone through, with a proviso to retain the ornaments which were used in the first and second years) of King Edward, until it please the Queen to take other order for them.
Page 121 - Wherefore let us not fear to be herein bold and peremptory, that if any thing in the church's government, surely the first institution of bishops was from heaven, was even of God ; the Holy Ghost was the author of it.
Page 171 - ... which only concern the confession of the true Christian faith and the doctrine of the sacraments...
Page 169 - Tis the prince's province to protect and defend the councils of his clergy, to keep the peace, to see their decrees executed, and to punish the contemners of them ; but to exercise no spiritual jurisdiction*.
Page 37 - Wherefore, her Majesty would have all her loving subjects to understand, that, as long as they shall openly continue in the observation of her laws, and shall not wilfully and manifestly break them by their open actions, her Majesty's meaning is, not to have any of them molested by any inquisition or examination of their consciences in causes of religion; but will accept and entreat them as her good and obedient subjects.
Page 114 - Churches, to all times. But with any such partial eye to respect ourselves, and by cunning to make those things seem the truest which are the fittest to serve our purpose, is a thing which we neither like nor mean to follow.
Page 148 - Saviour, were not with strife to be pulled up, lest it might spoil and supplant the good corn, but to grow on together till the harvest. After, they grew to a more absolute defence and maintenance of all the orders of the Church, and stiffly to hold, that nothing was to be innovated ; partly because it needed not, partly because it would make a breach upon the rest.
Page 176 - The Church planted or gathered is a company or number of Christians or believers, which, by a willing covenant made with their God, are under the government of God and Christ, and keep his laws in one holy communion...

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