The Life of Andrew Melville: Containing Illustrations of the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Scotland, During the Latter Part of the Sixteenth and Beginning of the Seventeenth Century. With an Appendix, Consisting of Original Papers, Volume 1
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Page 463 - Jvdgement of a most Reverend and Learned Man from beyond the Seas, concerning a threefold order of Bishops, with a Declaration of certaine other waigtie points, concerning the Discipline and Government of the Church.
Page 168 - The office-bearers of the church are to be admitted by election and ordination. None are to be intruded into any office, " contrary to the will of the congregation to which they are appointed.
Page 73 - Moral philosophy formed the next branch of study; and on this he read Cicero's Offices, Paradoxes, and Tusculan Questions, the Ethics and Politics of Aristotle, and certain dialogues of Plato. In natural philosophy, he made use of Fernelius, and commented on parts of the writings of Aristotle and Plato. To these he added a view of universal history, with chronology, and the progress of the art of writing.
Page 487 - For altogether this is to be avoided, that any man be violently intruded or thrust in upon any congregation ; but this liberty, with all care, must be reserved to every several church, to have their votes and suffrages in election of their ministers.
Page 113 - Lambeth conference, he received the degree of Doctor of Laws from the university of Cambridge, England.
Page 378 - For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Page 310 - After this, in the year 1584, the bishops were restored by Parliament to some parts of their ancient dignity,* and it was made treason for any man to procure the innovation or diminution of the power and authority of any of the three estates ; but when this act was proclaimed, the ministers protested against it, as not having been agreed to by the Kirk.
Page 386 - English ; they want nothing of the mass but the liftings. I charge you, my good people, ministers, doctors, elders, nobles, gentlemen, and barons, to stand to your purity ; and I, forsooth, so long as I brook my life and crown, shall maintain the same against all deadly.