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PROTESTANTISM IN POLAND AND BOHEMIA.




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Chapter 1 RISE AND SPREAD OF PROTESTANTISM IN POLAND.
The "Catholic Restoration " First Introduction of Christianity into Poland Influence of Wicliffe and Huss Luther The Light Shines on Dantzic The Ex-Monk Knade Rashness of the Dantzic Reformers The Movement thrown back Entrance of Protestantism into Thorn and other Towns Cracow Secret Society, and Queen Bona Sforza Efforts of Romish Synods to Arrest the Truth Entrance of Bohemian Protestants into Poland Their great Missionary Success Students leave Cracow: go to Protestant Universities Attempt at Coercive Measures They Fail Cardinal Hosius A Martyr The Priests in Conflict with the Nobles National Diet of 1552 Auguries Abolition of the Temporal Jurisdiction of the Bishops.
Chapter 2 JOHN ALASCO, AND REFORMATION OF EAST FRIESLAND.
No One Leader Many Secondary Ones King Sigismund Augustus His Character Favourably Disposed to Protestantism His Vacillations Project of National Reforming Synod Opposed by the Roman Clergy John Alasco Education Goes to Louvain Visits Zwingle His Stay with Erasmus Recalled to Poland Purges himself from Suspicion of Heresy Proffered Dignities He Severs himself from the Roman Church Leaves Poland Goes to East Friesland Begins its Reformation Difficulties Triumph of Alasco Goes to England Friendship with Cranmer Becomes Superintendent of the Foreign Church in London Retires to Denmark on Death of Edward VI. Persecutions and Wanderings Returns to Poland His Work there Prince Radziwill His Attempts to Reform Poland His Dying Charge to his Son His Prophetic Words to Sigismund Augustus.
Chapter 3 ACME OF PROTESTANTISM IN POLAND.
Arts of the Pope's Legate-Popish Synod Judicial Murder A Miracle The King asks the Pope to Reform the Church Diet of 1563 National Synod craved Defeated by the Papal Legate His Representations to the King The King Gained over Project of a Religious Union Conference of the Protestants Union of Sandomir Its Basis The Eucharistic Doctrine of the Polish Protestant Church Acme of Protestantism in Poland.
Chapter 4 ORGANISATION OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCH OF POLAND.
Several Church Organisations in Poland Causes Church Government in Poland a Modified Episcopacy The Superintendent His Powers The Senior, etc. The Civil Senior The Synod the Supreme Authority Local and Provincial Synods General Convocation-Two Defects in this Organisation Death of Sigismund Augustus Who shall Succeed him? Coligny proposes the Election of a French Prince Montluc sent as Ambassador to Poland Duke of Anjou Elected Pledges Attempted Treacheries Coronation Henry Attempts to Evade the Oath Firmness of the Polish Protestants The King's Unpopularity and Flight.
Chapter 5 TURNING OF THE TIDE OF PROTESTANTISM IN POLAND.
Stephen Bathory Elected to the Throne His Midnight Interview Abandons Protestantism, and becomes a Romanist Takes the Jesuits under his Patronage Builds and Endows Colleges for them Roman Synod of Piotrkow Subtle Policy of the Bishops for Recovering their Temporal Jurisdiction Temporal Ends gained by Spiritual Sanctions Spiritual Terrors versus Temporal Punishments Begun Decadence of Poland Last Successes of its Arms Death of King Stephen Sigismund III. Succeeds " The King of the Jesuits."
Chapter 6 THE JESUITS ENTER POLAND DESTRUCTION OF ITS PROTESTANTISM.
Cardinal Hosius His Acquirements Prodigious Activity Brings the Jesuits into Poland They rise to vast Influence Their Tactics Mingle in all Circles Labour to Undermine the Influence of Protestant Ministers Extraordinary Methods of doing this Mob Violence Churches, etc., Burned Graveyards Violated The Jesuits in the Saloons of the Great Their Schools and Method of Teaching They Dwarf the National Mind They Extinguish Literature Testimony of a Popish Writer Reign of Vladislav John Casimir, a Jesuit, ascends the Throne Political Calamities-Revolt of the Cossacks Invasion of the Russians and Swedes Continued Decline of Protestantism and Oppression of Protestants Exhaustion and Ruin of Poland Causes which contributed along with the Jesuits to the Overthrow of Protestantism in Poland.
Chapter 7 BOHEMIA ENTRANCE OF REFORMATION.
Darkness Concealing Bohemian Martyrs John Huss First Preachers of the Reformed Doctrine in Bohemia False Brethren Zahera Passek They Excite to Persecutions Martyrs-Nicolas Wrzetenarz-The Hostess Clara Martha von Porzicz The Potter and Girdler Fate of the Persecutors Ferdinand I. Invades Bohemia Persecutions and Emigrations Flight of the Pastors John Augusta, etc. A Heroic Sufferer The Jesuits brought into Bohemia Maximilian II. Persecution Stopped Bohemian Confession Rudolph The Majestats-Brief Full Liberty given to the Protestants.
Chapter 8 OVERTHROW OF PROTESTANTISM IN BOHEMIA.
Protestantism Flourishes Constitution of Bohemian. Church Its Government Concord between Romanists and Protestants Temple of Janus Shut Joy of Bohemia Matthias Emperor Election of Ferdinand II. as King of Bohemia Reaction Intrigues and Insults Council-chamber Three Councillors Thrown out at the Window Ferdinand II. elected Emperor War Battle of the White Hill Defeat of the Protestants Atrocities Amnesty Apprehension of Nobles and Senators Their Frightful Sentences -Their Behaviour on the Scaffold Their Deaths.
Chapter 9 AN ARMY OF MARTYRS.
Count Schlik His Cruel Sentence The Baron of Budowa His Last Hours Argues with the Jesuits His Execution Christopher Harant His Travels His Death Baron Kaplirz His Dream Attires himself for the Scaffold Procopius Dworschezky His Martyrdom Otto Losz His Sleep and Execution Dionysius Czernin His Behaviour on the Scaffold Kochan Steffek Jessenius His Learning His Interview with the Jesuits Cruel Death Khobr Schulz Kutnauer His great Courage His Death Talents and Rank of these Martyrs Their Execution the Obsequies of their Country.
Chapter 10 SUPPRESSION OF PROTESTANTISH IN BOHEHIA.
Policy of Ferdinand II Murder of Ministers by the Troops New Plan of Persecution Kindness and its Effects Expulsion of Anabaptists from Moravia The Pastors Banished Sorrowful Partings Exile of Pastors of Kuttenberg The Lutherans "Graciously Dismissed" The Churches Razed The New Clergy Purification of the Churches The Schoolmasters Banished Bibles and Religious Books Burned Spanish Jesuits and Lichtenstein's Dragoons Emigration of the Nobles Reign of Terror in the Towns Oppressive Edicts Ransom-Money Unprotestantizing of Villages and Rural Parts Protestantism Trampled out Bohemia a Desert Testimony of a Popish Writer.




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