Concordia Theological Monthly

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karl, florins, francis, archbishop albrecht, frederick, henry viii, english, france, kaiser, luther, wolsey, germany, saxony, spain, brandenburg, (2)

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Papacy excepted, the empire was the highest honor to which any potentate could aspire. Though little better than an empty title, though scarcely more than the shadow of a great name, destined speedily to become more visionary than ever, its ancient traditions made a deep impression on the romantic heart of the Middle Ages. Its half sacred, half secular dignity, shrouded by a mysterious and unsubstantial grandeur; its position as the military headship and supremacy of Christendom; its imperial bishops and regal princes; its sacred knights and Teutonic brotherhoods; its haunted forests and weird mountains; had all combined to captivate the imagination of men. Hoary with the host of ages, it towered in gigantic proportions above all the monarchies of the world, and its head was lost among the clouds of heaven." So says J. S. Brewer. ·


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars