New PDF release: A Bishop's Tale: Mathias Hovius Among His Flock in

By Mr. Craig Harline

ISBN-10: 0300083424

ISBN-13: 9780300083422

This soaking up publication takes us again to the busy, colourful global of a Netherlandish Catholic bishop and his flock from 1596 to 1620. dependent upon the lately chanced on daybook of Mathius Hovius, the ebook focuses not just on his existence but in addition on key occasions and characters of the interval. Episodes within the lives of priests, nuns, pilgrims, peasants, saints, and others convey to existence the adventure of faith through the Counterreformation.

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This tragicomedy in many acts convinced Philip that none of the great would come to a penniless Mechelen. After still more months of gentle prodding from his governor-general in Brussels, Philip finally signed the document now before the cardinals, which bore the name of his third choice, the low-born, battle-scarred Mathias Hovius. 6062 Harline / A BISHOPS TALE / sheet 34 of 397  The Third Man The nominee certainly knew about the king’s decision by the time it reached Rome. It could not have come as a great surprise, for the name of Mathias Hovius had already been tossed about for other bishoprics in the land.

On the night of  December, while she was leaving her new quarters to go dine with her friends the Rampart sisters, bailiffs of the Council of Brabant, highest civil court in the province, seized and imprisoned Anna, with the intent of putting her on trial. The Rampart sisters, who had already testified against Anna, were soon detained as well—despite their sixty-eight and seventy years. That the Council of Brabant, a civil body, participated in the arrest of Anna and her friends was no surprise.

The two men still opposed heresy, as promised in their oaths of office. ’’ And Albert would still insist that he would rather have no subjects than heretical subjects. But Anna was the last of a long line of executed heretics begun in  in the Netherlands; by the time of her execution in  even she was practically an anachronism, the victim of an attempt to instill discipline by resurrecting the stern methods of the past. Soon Albert would, like Netherlandish courts, refuse to execute for incorrigible heresy, and be content with banishment: execution on religious grounds would be reserved for witches.

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