Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Divinity In His Little Fingers

Concerning King Edward VI, as an example of godly civil magistracy, Edward Leigh, wrote, Epistle Dedicatory, A Systeme or Body of Divinity:

When he was Crowned, they put into his hands three Swords: he Answered, there was one yet wanting, the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit, which was farre to be preferred before all those. When he was pressed by Bishop Ridley and others to tolerate his Sisters Masse in her own Chappel, he would not (though importuned) yeeld thereunto, saying, he should dishonour God in it; and being urged by them, he burst out into tears, and they [Thomas Cranmer] affirmed, That he had more Divinity in his little fingers, then they in all their bodies.

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