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traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments

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Noul curent simonist revigora societatile desacralizate europene in conformitate cu spiritul generos al industrialismului.
The nature of such gifts as freely given is stressed in a passage to be discussed more fully below, contrasting the generosity of Christ with the greed of simonists who profit materially from brokering that which is supposed to be freely available to all (751-58).
29) Not only did these monks refuse the pope's command, but they also seem to have intensified their preaching activities, openly denouncing Mezzabarba both as a simonist and a heretic.
Cardinal Peter Damian, a more flexible soul, admitted that a simonist was a bad bishop, but a bishop nonetheless.
The inhabitants of the third bolgia thus have a typological relationship to the biblical type of the simonist.
He predicted that Clement would join his predecessor Boniface VIII in the fiery stony prison of the Simonists in Hell.