THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES OF RELIGION.
DOCTRINA Romanensium de purgatorio, de indulgentiis,
de veneratione, et adoratione, tum imaginum, tum re-
liquiarum, necnon de invocatione sanctorum, res est
futilis, inaniter conficta, et nullis Scripturarum testi-
moniis innititur: immo verbo Dei contradicit.
"THE Romish doctrine concerning purgatory, par-
dons, worshipping and adoration, as well of images as
of reliques, and also invocation of saints, is a fond thing
vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of
Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God."
Whatever dissidence may be imagined to exist be-
tween the preceding Articles and the doctrines as pro-
mulgated by the Council of Trent, there is none with
regard to the subjects mentioned in the present one;
for while the points formerly touched on were ruled
"The words Romanenses and Romanista were already used as far
back as 1520 by Luther and Ulrich von Hutten to designate the ex-
treme Mediæval party.” Hardwick, p. 389. Just as in modern French
literature, the expression parti romaniste is used for the more pronounced
section of the Ultramontanes. Observe that the harsh word perniciosa
of the early Articles is entirely dropped in the later version.