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By Matthew Spinka

Lengthy well-known for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics offers students and scholars with glossy English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in historical past. via those works—each written sooner than the tip of the 16th century—contemporary readers may be able to interact the guidelines that experience formed Christian theology and the church in the course of the centuries. The Library of Christian Classics guarantees that this nice literature of the Christian background is definitely on hand and invitations the continued improvement of theology.

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Luke 14:26. 67 Wyclif's opposition to the friars grew slowly but steadily after 1381. See Lechler, op. cit.. 322 f. 68 Matt. 10:8. W Y C L I F : THE PASTORAL OFFICE 53 in high esteem among the people, and, because of pride, their own fame to be exalted among the people. But there are a thousand stratagems by which these three parties of the devil act privately or publicly against Christ. The bishops with their satellites impose heresies upon the faithful by preaching. Thus they prevent [faithful priests] from preaching in their own diocese, or, unless God graciously prevent them, through false friars they stir up feeling that such priests be burned.

Cit.. 322 f. 68 Matt. 10:8. W Y C L I F : THE PASTORAL OFFICE 53 in high esteem among the people, and, because of pride, their own fame to be exalted among the people. But there are a thousand stratagems by which these three parties of the devil act privately or publicly against Christ. The bishops with their satellites impose heresies upon the faithful by preaching. Thus they prevent [faithful priests] from preaching in their own diocese, or, unless God graciously prevent them, through false friars they stir up feeling that such priests be burned.

For the electors often stupidly consent, even authorize or initiate, pastoral wickedness; and when they have agreed to such a crime, they ought to fear God and the devil out of consent. Even though many err more often out of consent, yet this ignorance seems crass and supine on account of the illicit pretended temporal reason, as when electors or procurers elect a curate for him to reimburse them with temporal gain, which often causes the devil to draw the soul into the whirlpool of sin. What therefore moves these electors to entangle themselves in such a crime?

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