Spirit of the Reformation. Melancthon [NOOK Book]

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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 Excerpt: ...so far as this is possible. Many matters of controversy, too, have fallen out of date, and time softens the harshness of dispute. I pray your Highness, therefore, for the glory of Christ, to exhort the chief Monarchs to enter on a pious agreement before it be too late for moderate counsels. What times are at...
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Spirit of the Reformation. Melancthon

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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 Excerpt: ...so far as this is possible. Many matters of controversy, too, have fallen out of date, and time softens the harshness of dispute. I pray your Highness, therefore, for the glory of Christ, to exhort the chief Monarchs to enter on a pious agreement before it be too late for moderate counsels. What times are at hand, if there be none to apply a remedy to present dissensions, and what loss the commonwealth and the Church will both sustain, if war follow, your Highness can judge better than I. But it is a good office, worthy of a great man like you, to interpose for the saving of both the commonwealth and the Church; but I have no need to exhort you who are already willing. This, however, I promise you, that with the utmost sincerity I will adapt my counsels to your own wishes, and to those of other good men, and will so act that you may understand me to be longing most earnestly for public tranquillity. I respectfully commend to your Highness my old friend and fellowcountryman, Mr. Ulric Chelius, and pray yon, even for my sake, to show him kindness. Bene ac feliciter vale.. August 1st, 1534. I am "Your Highness's most devoted "philip Melancthott." He wrote, be it observed, in his own name, and proposed a middle way, which fewer were disposed to take than he seemed to imagine. Nothing but a ruling desire for conciliation, warping his judgment, and causing him to suppose other chief men as ready to make concessions to the claims of the old priesthood as himself, could suffice to justify professions that would have been dishonest if made by any other leading theologian, or any confederated Prince. But the proposal was welcomed at the court of Francis I. The Articles which accompanied this letter were presented to the King, and we shall hear of them ...
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  • BN ID: 2940025701972
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1856 volume
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