Roman Catholicism in Spain

Cover image for

Download


Author: Anonymous
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,110 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 20.1
LoC Category: BX
Downloads: 866
Added to site: 2009.06.03
mnybks.net#: 24349
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, History
Excerpt

ilst those ideas were gaining ascendancy, the clergy, the only depositaries of letters and of knowledge, were rapidly possessing themselves of power, riches, and influence, and endeavouring to conserve and confirm those advantages by all possible means. Of those means none was so convenient, in times of continual violence and warfare, to the habits of a nation just emerging from a savage state, and which recognised no other merit than physical force and warlike valour, as that of encouraging those sanguinary and ruthless propensities, sanctifying them in some way or other by religious sentiment, and stirring up and inflaming the passions of the nation, with a view of exterminating all persons who did not acknowledge the jurisdiction of the church and the power of its ministers. Thus it happened that Christianity, from a very early period after its introduction to Spain, was deprived of that spirit of meekness, suavity, and tolerance, impressed upon it by its Divine Founder, and became possessed of a spirit of

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Roman Catholicism in Spain by  Anonymous - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Roman Catholicism in Spain by  Anonymous - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Roman Catholicism in Spain by  Anonymous - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Roman Catholicism in Spain by  Anonymous - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Roman Catholicism in Spain by  Anonymous - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Roman Catholicism in Spain by  Anonymous - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
The Age of Reason
by Thomas Paine
Jerusalem
by Selma Lagerlof
The Bhagavad-Gita
by Anonymous
To My Younger Brethren
by Handley C.G. Moule
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
The Pilgrim's Progress
by John Bunyan

See more popular titles from this genre.