History of the Reformation--Vol 3 --S by d'Aubigne', J H Merle

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In history and in prophecy, the Word of God portrays the long conflict between truth and error. This reprinted masterpiece pulls back the curtain of history to reveal the working of the Holy Spirit in the Reformation.

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In history and in prophecy, the Word of God portrays the long conflict between truth and error. This reprinted masterpiece pulls back the curtain of history to reveal the working of the Holy Spirit in the Reformation.

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Author d'Aubigne', J H Merle
Publisher American Tract Society
Pages 551
Edition 1st
Binding Hard Back
Condition C+
Dustjacket No
Table of Contents

BOOK IV.
TIMES OF HOSTILITY TO THE REFORM IN FRANCE.

CHAPTER I.—CALVIN, THE FUGITIVE, IN HIS RETREAT AT ANGOULÊME. (NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1533)
Rights of Conscience, claimed by Protestants, repudiated by Rome—Calvin in Flight—Accepts the Cross—Tillet’s house, Rue de Genève—The Library—A new Phase—Doxopolis—The quiet Nest—Calvin’s Studies—The Forge in which Vulcan prepares his Bolts—Men who rank themselves among Beasts—Calvin attacks them—Noble intercourse of Friendship

CHAPTER II.—THE EXILE TURNS PREACHER. (DECEMBER 1533 AND JANUARY 1534.)
The Greek of Claix—Men of Mark gather round him—Conferences at Gérac—Prayer and the Search for Truth—Those who believe and those who know—Calvin supplies Sermons for the Priests—He preaches in Latin

CHAPTER III.—CALVIN AT NÉRAC, WITH ROUSSEL AND LEFEVRE. (WINTER 1533–34.)
Religious Awakening in the South—Margaret arrives at Nérac—Evangelical movement around her—Refugees, the Poor, and Children—Calvin goes to Nérac—Roussel’s Concessions and Calvin’s Firmness—A candid old Man—Lefèvre predicts Calvin’s Future—A Lesson received by Calvin—He rebukes the unequally yoked

CHAPTER IV.—A DRAMATIC REPRESENTATION AT THE COURT OF NAVARRE. (WINTER 1533–34.)
The Lord’s Supper at Pau—Opposition of the King of Navarre—The Mystery of The Nativity—A Carpenter and a young Jewess—They are ill-received at Bethlehem—They Lodge in a Stable—The Lord sends His Angels—Joseph returns and worships the Child—Amusing Interlude—Conversation between the Shepherds—The Angels announce the Nativity—Shepherds and Shepherdesses go to Bethlehem—The Shepherds discover the Child—Adoration—Satan Appears—He denies the Incarnation—Satan conquered, and Christ triumphs—Effects produced by the mystery

CHAPTER V.—CALVIN AT POITIERS, AT THE BASSES-TREILLES, AND IN ST BENEDICT’S CAVE. (SPRING 1534.)
Calvin and Du Tillet at Poitiers—Calvin at the University—Awakening and Renewal—Friends and Enemies—Calvin’s successful Teaching—Invited to the Lieutenant-General’s—Conversation about Luther and Zwingle—Garden of the Basses-Treilles—The first Calvinist Council—Calvin’s Grotto—Earnest Prayer—Calvin speaks against the Mass—Interruption—Appeal—The Lord’s Supper

CHAPTER VI.—CALVIN AND HIS DISCIPLES BEGIN THE EVANGELIZATION OF FRANCE. (SPRING 1534.)
Calvin and the four brothers St George—They desire to remain Abbots, although Evangelical—They sacrifice a brilliant Position—France on the point of awaking—The Missionaries sent out—Babinot and Veron—The Reformation and the Young—The Reformation and Science—How Faith and Science should unite—Abusive Language against Calvin—Calvin leaves Poitiers—His Letter to the Church of Poitiers—He will not be the Pope’s Vassal—Poitiers regrets Calvin—Calvin resigns his Benefices—His influence at Noyon

CHAPTER VII.—THE EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS OF PARIS IN 1534. (SUMMER 1534.)
Progress of the Gospel in France—Calvin arrives in Paris—Martyrdom of Pointet—Milon the Paralytic—His Gaieties and his Fall—His Conversion—His Christian Life—Du Bourg, the Draper—Valeton, the Receiver of Nantes—Giulio Camillo and his Machine—Contrary Opinions of Sturm and Calvin—A Scholar and a Bricklayer—Catelle—A characteristic of Calvin

CHAPTER VIII.—CALVIN’S FIRST RELATIONS WITH THE LIBERTINES AND WITH SERVETUS. (SUMMER 1534.)
The Spirituals or Libertines—Calvin a Conservative—Murder and Theft—Calvin begins the Struggle—False Liberality of the Spirituals—Treatise against the Libertines—Servetus—He desires to win Calvin and France—Calvin and Servetus on the Trinity—Luther, Zwingle, and Bucer against Servetus—A Discussion appointed—Servetus stays away—Psychopannychia—Character of Calvin’s Divinity—His happiness at La Forge’s—Determines to leave Paris—The Travelers robbed—They arrive at Strasburg

CHAPTER IX.—THE PLACARDS. (OCTOBER 1534.)
Temporisers and Scripturists—Feret sent by the Christians of Paris to consult Farel—Movement in Switzerland—Farel writes the Placards—Examined by the Paris Christians—Shall they be published?—Posting of the Placards—Their Contents—Their violence neutralizes their success

CHAPTER X.—THE KING’S ANGER. (AUTUMN 1534.)
Commotion caused by the Placards—A new missive—Placard posted on the King’s door—His Indignation—The King’s Orders—Anguish of the Reformed-Morin lays his Plans—The Sketch-maker betrays his Brethren—Arrests—Valeton and his Books are taken—Du Bourg and the Paralytic seized—Numerous Arrests—Duprat and De Tournon excite the King—Grief of Queen Margaret—She intercedes in Roussel’s favour—Beda accuses the King—Mass of Seven Points—The Queen’s Preachers before the King

CHAPTER XI.—EXPIATIONS AND PROCESSIONS. (END OF 1534 AND BEGINNING OF 1535.)
Milon’s Martyrdom—Du Bourg at the Stake—Poille’s Sufferings and Courage—Terror and Emigration—Quality of the Fugitives—Hardships of the Flight—Roussel, Berthaud, and Courault—The King urged to persecute—Preparations for the Procession—The Procession—Calvin on the Relics—Penitence of the King—The Two Januaries 21

CHAPTER XII.—ELOQUENCE AND TORTURES OF FRANCIS I. (JANUARY 21, 1535.)
Dinner at the Bishop’s—The King’s Speech—Effects of the King’s Rhetoric—The Procession on its Return—The Strappado—Martyrdom of Valeton—Torture at the Halles—Proclamations and Punishments—La Forge and other Martyrs—La Gaborite—The Holy Candle—The King’s Motives—France prepared for the Reform—Sturm’s Sorrow—His Letter to Melanchthon—Luther’s Sentiments—The King’s Hatred—His Letter to the Germans

CHAPTER XIII.—CALVIN AT STRASBURG, WITH ERASMUS, AND AT BASLE. (SUMMER AND AUTUMN 1534.)
Calvin’s Mission—Strasburg—The College and Matthew Zell—The Pastor’s Wife—Bucer and Capito—Deficiencies in the Strasburg Divines—Calvin leaves Strasburg—Erasmus—His Interview with Calvin—Catherine Klein at Basle—Peter Ramus on Calvin—Inward Work in Calvin—Cop at Basle—Grynæus and Calvin—Fabri— Calvin exhorts to Peace—Translations of the Bible

CHAPTER XIV.—INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION. (WINTER 1534.)
News of the Paris Martyrs—Calvin advocates Compassion—Fresh Vietims—Indignation in Germany—Oswald Myconius—His first Sermon—His Opinions on the Martyrdoms—Du Tillet’s Anguish—Effect of these Cruelties on Calvin—Determines to plead the Cause of his Brethren—Theology Restored—The Reformation is a Creation—The Institutes—A Consciousness of Divinity within us—Cavillers and Testimony of the Holy Ghost—Expiation—Faith and Charity—The Flame in the Heart—Assurance of Victory—Grace is everything—God does not ordain Evil—Morality restored in Religion—The Church—Appreciation of the Institutes

CHAPTER XV.—CALVIN ADDRESSES THE KING AND DEPARTS FOR ITALY (AUGUST 1535.)
The Martyrs Cornon and Brion—Letter to the King—The Evangelical Doctrine is Truth—Truth Attacked and not Defended—Reign of Brigandage—The Invincible Doctrine—Cause of the zeal of the Monks—Is the Doctrine new?—Testimony of the Fathers—State of the World—Where the True Church is to be found—Satan quiet or active—Tortures and Patience—Printing of the Institutes—Calvin starts for Italy—His Motives for going

Copyright 1880
Year Printed 1880

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