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Historic Manual of the Reformed Church in the United States (Paperback) Loot Price: R401 Discovery Miles 4 010
Historic Manual of the Reformed Church in the United States (Paperback): Joseph Henry Dubbs
Historic Manual of the Reformed Church in the United States (Paperback): Joseph Henry Dubbs

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Historic Manual of the Reformed Church in the United States (Paperback)

Joseph Henry Dubbs

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER VI. The Martyrs? The Waldenscs?Spain and Portugal? The Huguenots? The Massacre of St. Bartholomew. The Reformed Church has often been called "the church of the martyrs." It certainly deserves this honorable title, for no other denomination of Christians has had so many members who have sealed their faith with their blood. Its history abounds with examples of the most sublime heroism; and its continued existence, notwithstanding all the persecutions which it has endured, is an evident proof of its divine mission. The trials of the Reformed Church were, in great degree, owing to its geographical location. In Switzerland it was, almost from the beginning, strong enough to defend itself; and in Germany, though always in the minority, it was to some extent protected by the terms of the treaty of Augsburg; but its members were widely scattered through countries in which Roman Catholics held the reins of power, and they were therefore peculiarly exposed to the wrath of their enemies. In Italy, Spain, France, Holland, and other countries, the martyrs of the Reformed Church may perhaps be numbered by hundreds of thousands. The names of most of these patient sufferers are now forgotten. They disappeared in the dungeons of theInquisition, and their friends hardly ventured to ask a question concerning their fate. It is enough for us to know that they were faithful unto death, and that their Saviour knows them all. THE WALDENSES. The Swiss Reformers had at an early date crossed the Alps for the purpose of preaching the Gospel in Italy. Here they were warmly seconded by a community of peasants, who, in the secluded valleys of Piedmont, had for ages cherished a faith very similar to their own. These people were known as the Waldenses, a name which simply signifies "the...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Joseph Henry Dubbs
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22231-0
Barcode: 9780217222310
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22231-5

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