He accompanied Servetus to the stake, vainly urging him to a recantation at the last moment.
But after his recantation his detention was made less severe and he was allowed many alleviations.
On the 21st of March he was taken to St Mary's church, and asked to repeat his recantation in the hearing of the people as he had promised.
Eckhart appears, however, to have made a conditional recantation - that is, he professed to disavow whatever in his writings could be shown to be erroneous.
The recantation was probably insincere, for on returning to his diocese he taught adoptianism as before.
The Protestant Reformation met an early and general welcome in Styria, but the dukes took the most stringent measures to stamp it out, offering their subjects recantation or expatriation as the only alternatives.
On the 8th of June the propositions extracted from the De Ecclesia were again taken up with some fulness of detail; some of these he repudiated as incorrectly given, others he defended; but when asked to make a general recantation he steadfastly declined, on the ground that to do so would be a dishonest admission of previous guilt.
His recantation of Episcopacy (1590) is probably spurious.
His formal recantation in February 1637 caused him lasting self-reproach and humiliation.
At once he welcomed the new "power" with an unquestioning evidence which could be shaken by neither the remonstrances or desertion of his dearest friends, the recantation of some of the principal agents of the "gifts," his own declension into a comparatively subordinate position, the meagre and barren results of the manifestations, nor their general rejection both by the church and the world.
In 1526 the imprudent zeal of Robert Barnes had resulted in an ignominious recantation, and in 1527 Bilney, Latimer's most trusted coadjutor, incurred the displeasure of Wolsey, and did humiliating penance for his offences.
He was forced to publish a " recantation," probably the speech de Provinciis Consularibus, and in a private letter says frankly, " I know that I have been a regular ass."
Then she was examined by Bonner, the bishop of London, who drew up a form of recantation which he entered in his register.
To escape from these preoccupations and prejudices except upon the path of conscious and deliberate sin was impossible for all but minds of rarest quality and courage; and these were too often reduced to the recantation of their supposed errors no less by some secret clinging sense of guilt than by the church's iron hand.
Recantation of his aspersions on Peter, giving as a reason that he had been soundly scourged by angels during the preceding night.
The national system of education introduced in 1833 was the real recantation of intolerant opinions, but the economic state of Ireland was fearful.
On the 22nd of June, in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Galileo read his recantation, and received his sentence.
Northumberland's recantation had done much to discredit the Reformation, Cranmer's, it was hoped, would complete the work.
The reference is to the recantation in Horn.