The Life of John Wickliff: With an Appendix and List of His Works

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W. Whyte, 1826 - Theologians - 207 pages

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Page 70 - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him ; and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke ; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Page 122 - Woe unto you, lawyers ! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge : ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Page 1 - Huss and Jerome, no nor the name of Luther, or of Calvin, had been ever known ; the glory of reforming all our neighbours had been completely ours.
Page 134 - ... housel, is gathered of many corns, without blood and bone, without limb, without soul, and therefore nothing is to be understood therein bodily, but all is ghostly to be understood.
Page 191 - I have found in him, also, many other errors, by which a judgment may be made of his spirit. He neither understood nor believed the righteousness of faith. He foolishly confounds the gospel and politics; and does not see that the gospel allows us to make use of the lawful forms of government of all nations. He contends, that it is not lawful for priests to have any property. He wrangles sophistically and downright seditiously about civil dominion. In the same manner he cavils sophistically against...
Page 65 - ... our birth, but before, so that we cannot so much as think a good thought unless Jesus the Angel of great counsel send it ; nor perform a good work unless it be properly his good work. His mercy comes before us that we receive grace, and followeth us, helping us, and keeping us in grace. So then it is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues, in our righteousness, but to conclude this point, good it is only to trust in God.
Page 137 - the consecrated host, which we see upon the altar, is neither Christ nor any part of him, but an effectual sign of him.
Page 177 - God and very man, and by this heart passes all other laws. I suppose over this that the Pope be most obliged to the keeping of the gospel among all men that live here; for the Pope is highest vicar that Christ has here in earth. For...
Page 134 - Church, that the elements of bread and wine used in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, were only figuratively meant to represent the body and blood of Christ. This sound opinion is expressed in one of the homilies of the Saxon Church.
Page 38 - December, 1365 ; in which he is styled ' a person in whose fidelity, circumspection, and industry, his grace very much confided ; and one on whom he had fixed his eyes for that place, on account of the honesty of his life, his laudable conversation, and knowledge of letters.

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