European Renaissance and Reformation 1350-1600: Religion and Philosophy Research Article from World Eras

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The following is an excerpt from a 1428-1431 heresy trial in the Diocese of Norwich. The defendant was forced to confess a range of heretical beliefs regarding the necessity of certain holy sacraments.

In the name of God, before you, the worshipful father in Christ, William, by the grace of God bishop of Norwich I, John Reve, a glover from Beccles in your diocese, your subject, feeling and understanding that I have held, beheved, and affirmed errors and heresies which be counted in this confession, that is to say

That I have held, believed, and affirmed that the sacrament of baptism done in water in the form customary to the church is of no avail and not to be demanded if the father and mother of the child are christened and of Christian beliefs

Also that the sacrament of confirmation done by a...

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