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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...gave great impulse to
Biblical studies. JOHN DE LASKT. 1499--1560. "Legitimus et
ecclesiastic et politic disciplinse usus est nervus totius
ecelesiastici regiminis."--Joannes A Lasco, 1555. John De Lasky,
the founder and organizer of the Reformed Church in East Friesland,
the Netherlands, the lower Rhine, and in England, and the reformer
of Poland, descended from one of the most prominent and wealthy
families among the nobility of Poland. He was born in Warsaw 1499,
and was a nephew of the primate of the realm, the Archbishop of
Gnesen. Endowed with a strong mind and a resolute spirit, the
advantages of his birth and education contributed to the formation
of a manly, independent, and noble character, that was illustrated
in all the leading acts of his eventful life. After completing his
preliminary studies in Poland, De Lasky went abroad, in 1523,
according to the custom of the times, and visited the celebrated
schools of Lyons and Basel. At Lyons, he formed an intimate and
lasting friendship with Albert Hardenberg, subsequently
court-preacher to the Archbishop of Cologne, and the reformer of
Bremen. In Zurich, he became acquainted with Zwingli, and took
ground against him on the necessity of a Reformation. In opposition
to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church and of the popes,
which Lasky maintained, Zwingli referred him to the teachings of
the Sacred Scriptures, of which, up to this time, he had but little
knowledge. These discussions produced an ineffaceable impression
upon him. But he did not yet possess very deep and clear views of
Christian truth. Repairing to Basel, in 1525, he became the guest
of the great Erasmus, for several months in succession, and by him
was won decidedly for Christ and the science of...
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