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Bohemian, Moravian, brethren, from whence descended,
iv. 406 ; their character, ibid. recommend themselves to Luther's friendihip, and embrace the sentiments of
the Reformed, 407. Bobemians, converted to Christianity in ix cent. ii. 278. Boineburg, Baron, deserts the Protestant religion in xvii
cent. and the cause examined, v. 137 and ... Bois, Abbe du, his ambition a principal obstacle to the
project of union between the English and French church
es, vi. 86. See Gerardin. Boleslaus, King of Poland, revenges the murder of Adal
bert Bishop of Prague, ii. 436 ; compels the Prussians
to receive Christianity, ibid. Bolonia, the fame of this academy in xii cent. iii. 30;
Spurious diplonia of its antiquity, ibid. [e] the study of the ancient Roman law very much promoted in it,
33. Bolfec, Jerom, declaims against Calvin's doctrine of divine
decrees, and his character, iv. 434; his treatment from Calvin causes a breach between the latter and Jacques
de Bourgogne, ibid. Bonaventura, an eminent scholastic divine in xiii cent. iii.
208; his prudent endeavours to establish concord among the Franciscans unsuceessful, ibid. and 214; his great
learning, 239 and . Boniface Ill. Pope, engages the Emperor and tyrant
Phocas to deprive the Bishop of Constantinople of the title of Universal Biliop, and to confer it upon the Roman pontif in vii cent. ii. 169.
V. Pope, enacts the law for taking refuge in churches in vii cent. ii. 185.
Winfred, converts the Germans in viii cent. iis 205 and [c]; his other pious exploits, ibid. adyancement in the church, ibid. and death, 206 ; entitled the Apostle of the Germans, and the judgment to be formed about it, ibid. and [d]; an account of, 247.
- attempts the conversion of the Prussians in xi cent. ii. 436; his fate, 437 and [b].
- VIII. Pope, makes a collection, which is called the fixth book of the Decretals in xiii cent. iii. 163 ; his arrogant assertion in favour of papal power, 167 ;
the reconcilias commilience of the Recreation,
infamous character, 186; abolishes all the acts of his
predecessor, 220; institutes the jubilee, 263 ; his info-
lent letters to Philip the Fair of France, and quarrel,
313 ; excommunicates the King, 314; is seized by the .
order of Philip, and dies, ibid. and [:).
Borri, Joseph Francis, his romantic notions, v. 240;
is sentenced to perpetual imprisonment, 241.
Bosus, George, his do&rine in xvii cent. v. 330.
Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux, his character and works for
reconciling the French Protestants, v. 126 and [u]
followed by others on their own private auchority,
127; plan of reconciliation recommended by the
Bishop of Tinia, who was commissioned for this pur.
pose, 128; but in vain, ibid. his defence of the Regale,
156 [k]; dispute with Fenelon, and the occasion,
Boulanvilliers, Count, character of him, with his defence
of Spinoza, v. 68 and [y].
Bourgogne, Jacque, de, his breach with Calvin, and the
· occasion, iv. 434.
Bourignon, Antoinette, an account of her enthusiasm in
xvii cent. 314; her main and predominant princple,
515 and [f]; patrons of her fanatical doctrine, 516
Bouwenson, Leonard, excites a warm contest about ex-
communication in xvi cent. iv. 461; levere doctrine
concerning it, ibid.
Boyle, Robert, his lectures, v. 51, 52 and [y], 72 ; his
great character, 92.
Branbantius, an account of his treatise on bees, iii. 367.
Brachmans, veneration paid them by the Indians, v.
II ; their title assumed by Robert de Nobili, ibid. and
[i]; and by other Jesuits, 12 and [m].
Brudwardine Archbishop of Canterbury, an eminent ma.
thematician in xiv cent. iii. 307; his book on provie
Brabe, Tycho, a celebrated astronomer in xvii cent. v. 72.
Breckling, Frederick, his uncharitable writings, and cha-
racter, v. 345 and .
Bredenberg, John, a collegiate, defends the doctrine of
Spinoza in xvii cert. v. 509 ; debate between him and
Kuiper concerning the use of reason in religious mat-
. ters, 509 and [x].
Bremen, republic of, embraces Calvin's doctrine and in-
ftitutions, iv. 383 and .
Brethren and filters of the Free Spirit, a fect in xiji. cent.
iii, 278, 279 and [r, s]; various names and fingular
behaviour, 280 and [t]; dangerous and impious con-
clusions drawn by them from their mystic theology,
281 ; fentences from some more fècret books belong-
ing to them, ibid [w]; fone among theni of eminent
piety, 282; place the whole of religion in internal
devotion, ibid. their shocking violation of decency,
284 and ; execrable and blasphemous doctrine
of some among thein, 28; and [x]; their first
rise seems to have been in Italy, 286 [Q]; several
edicts against them in siv cent. 376 ; prevail over all
opposition, 377; called by various names, 462 ; un-
dergo severe punishments from the inquisition, ibid.
and [b]; as also from Ziska in xv cent. 463, 464 and
and Clerks of the common life, an account of
them in xv cent. iii. 437 ; divisions into the lettered
and illiterate, and their several employments, 438 ; fif-
ters of this society how employed, ibid. the fame of the
schools erected by them, and of fome eminent men edu.
cated in them, ibid. 439 and (b, i].
- white, their rise in iv. cent. iii. 464; their
name, whence, and what doctrines were taught by their
chief, ibid. and [k]; their leader apprehended by Boni-
face IX. and burnt, with the suppression of the fect,
465 and ; various opinions concerning the equi-
ty of the sentence palled upon their leader, 466 and
British ecclefiaftics, successful in their ministry a...ong the
Germans in vili cent. ii. 204.
Brito, Guil. and his character. ii. 155 and [i].
Britons, if converted as early as king Lucious, i. 150.
Brown, George, Archbishop of Dublin, his zeal in the
cause of the Reformation in Ireland, iv. 127; his
character, ibid.  ; Molheim's mistake here, and
Queen Mary's cruel designs in Ireland prevented, 128
(m]: deprived under her, who encourages Popery,
that afterwards receives under Elizabeth a final and
irrecoverable blow to the interest of the Romish cause,
129 and [a] ; his fingular account of the genius and
spirit of the Jesuits, 191 [a].
Brown, Robert, founder of the Brownists in xvi cent.
iv. 400 ; his notions, 401 and [v]; renounces his
separation from the church of England, 4034
Brownifts, a sect of Puritans, iv. 400; their sentiments
on church-government, 401 and [w] ; retire into the
Netherlands, 403 ; their fate on their founder's renoun-
cing his feparation, ibid. [x and b]; do&trine and
discipline censured, v. 406.
Brulifer, an eminent scholastic writer in xv cent. iii.
Bruno, attempts with Boniface the conversion of the
Prussians, ii. 347; is massacred, with his colleague and
other followers, ibid.
, founder of the Carthufians in xi cent. ii. 534
, two of that name, ii. 542.
- Jordano, a fuppofed infidel in xvi cent. iv.
Bruys, Peter, attempts to reform the abuses and super-
tition of his times, and is charged with fanaticism, iii.
116; founder of the Petrobrussians, ibid. is burnt, ibid.
some of his tenets, ibid.
Bryennius, Nicephorus, an eminent historian in xii cent.
Jofephus, his works, iii. 439.
Bucer, Martin, endeavours to bring about a reconcilia-
nion between the Reformed and the Lutherans, iv. 365;
how defeated, ibid. his attempts to modify the doctrine
of the Swiss church to that of Luther, and how defeated,
Budnæans, a sect of Socinians, their doctrine, iv. 501;
their founder, with his character and sentiment, 524 ;
who is excommunicated, but readniitted, ibid. and
followed by William Davides Franken, and others, 425,
Bugenhagius, draws up a form of religious government
and doctrine, according to the principles of the Reform-
ation, for the Danes, iv. 84; the falutary effect
of this work in perfecting the Reformation in Den-
mark, 85, and [u].
Bugenhagius, John, his Harmonies of the Evangelists, iv.
Bullinger, his character, iv. 425; writings, 438.
Bulgarians, converted to Christianity in ix cent. ii. 278.
Burchard, Bishop of Worms, character of his Decretal
written in x cent. ii. 416.
Burkhard, Francis, writes against the treaty of Paffau,
Burg, Gibbon de, his pacificatory attempts in xvii cent. v.
126 and [s].
Burgundians, spontaneoully embrace Christianity, ii. si
the cause to which this is imputed, 6; inclined to
Burley, Walter, the use of his works, iii. 308; his cha.
Bus, Cæsar de, founder of the order of the fathers of the
Christian doctrine in xvi cent. iv. 203.
Buscherus, Statius, opposes the pacific projects of Ca.
lixtus in xvii cent. v. 303; the conduct of the latter
upon this occasion, 304 ; an account of the Crypto-
Papismus of Buscherus, ibid.