The Inquisition: A Critical and Historical Study of the Coercive Power of the Church

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Longmans, Green, 1908 - 284 pages
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Page 1 - Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
Page 74 - Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Page 200 - Et quoniam creberrima fama est, multique se expertos, vel ab eis qui experti essent, de quorum fide dubitandum non esset, audisse confirmant, Silvanos et Faunos, quos vulgo incubos vocant, improbos saepe extitisse mulieribus, et earum appetisse ac peregisse concubitum; et quosdam daemones, quos Dusios Galli nuncupant, hanc assidue immunditiam et tentare et efficere ; plures talesque asseverant, ut hoc negare impudentia...
Page 78 - And when he was come into the house, JESUS prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom? of their own children, or of strangers? 25 And he said: Of strangers. JESUS said to him : Then the children are free.
Page 216 - Bertin in 1231, there is a provision that, if a thief have a concubine who is his accomplice, she is to be buried alive ; though, if pregnant, a respite is given till after childbirth. Frederic II., the most enlightened prince of his time, burned captive rebels to death in his presence, and is even said to have encased them in lead in order to roast them slowly. In 1261 St. Louis humanely abolished a custom of Touraine by which the theft of a loaf of bread or a pot of wine by a servant from his master...
Page 93 - You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Page 27 - Merito patres nostri, sub quorum temporibus haeresis haec nefanda prorupit, per totum mundum instanter egerunt (3), ut impius furor ab universa Ecclesia pelleretur: quando etiam mundi principes ita hanc sacrilegam amentiam detestati sunt, ut auctorem ejus cum plerisque discipulis legum publicarum ense prosternerent.
Page viii - The Inquisition was not an organization arbitrarily devised and imposed upon the judicial system of Christendom by the ambition or fanaticism of the Church. It was rather a natural — one may almost say an inevitable — evolution of the forces at work in the thirteenth century...
Page 93 - Neither can they die any more : for they are equal to the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

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