Posted 2011-11-25 18:13 (#86953) Subject: Žemaičių krikštas (truputis informacijos)
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2. The Samogetae and Indians converted.
The light of christianity was also carried among the inhabitants of Samogitia, and the neighboring provinces; but with very little success.(3)
(3) John Henry Hottinger's Historia Ecclesiant. Seaculi xv. p. 856. [In these countries, the Teutonic Knights distinguished themselves by their zeal to convert pagans; but their zeal was neither so pure, nor so disinterested, as it should be to deserve commendation. We have in Von der Hardt's Acta Concil. Constant. Tom. iii. p. 9 &c. Pauli Voladimiri de Cracovia, academ. Cracov. Rectoris, legati regis ad concilium, Demonstratio, Cruciferis de Prusia opposita: infideles armis et bello non esse ad christianam fidem converiendos, nec eorum bona invadenda; in Constant. concil. 1415. die 6 Julii proposita. In the first chapter of this paper, is a confutation of the opinion, that, since the advent of Christ, the unbelieving have no rights, no honors, and no legitimate dominion over their lands. The second chapter treats of the devices and pretexts of the Teutonic order, for subjecting to themselves various countries, under the plea of religion. And the writer says: The pagans have now ceased to invade us; but these, twice a year, invade the territories of the infidels, whom they call Reisas (giants) - The most powerful of the pagan princes have received the baptizm, trough the ministry of the Poles, and a great multitude are still receiving it: yet the Crossbearers invade still the new concerts, lest the object of their inroads should fail. Schl.]
Johann Lorenz, James Murdock, Institutes of ecclesiastical history, 1832 m., p. 483-484