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History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II

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Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 166,235 / 517 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.7
LoC Category: AZ
Downloads: 801
Added to site: 2010.10.09
mnybks.net#: 29228
Genre: History
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nd mortal compression. There were struggles and resistances, but the portentous hands clasped at last. Historically, we call the pressure that was then made the Reformation.

Not without difficulty can we describe the convulsive struggles of nations so as to convey a clear idea of the forces acting upon them. I have now to devote many perhaps not uninteresting, certainly not uninstructive, pages to these events.

In this chapter I begin that task by relating the consequences of the state of things heretofore described--the earnestness of converted Germany and the immoralities of the popes.

[Sidenote: The Germans insist on a reform in the papacy.] The Germans insisted on a reformation among ecclesiastics, and that they should lead lives in accordance with religion. This moral attack was accompanied also by an intellectual one, arising from another source, and amounting to a mutiny in the Church itself. In the course of centuries, and particularly during the more recent evil times, a gradual

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