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lic, and that it would come before the reader in a more persuasive form, if he read it as the author wrote it.

It is scarcely necessary to add that he now submits every part of the book to the judgment of the Church, with whose doctrine, on the subjects of which it treats, he wishes all his thoughts to be coincident.

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Sec. I.—On the Process of Development in Ideas .

II.—On the Kinds of Development in Ideas . ..
III.—On the Corruption of an Idea . . .
$ 1.—Distinctive Tests between Development and

Corruption
§ 2.-First Test of a True Development.—Preser-

vation of Type or Idea . .
§ 3.—Second Test.-Continuity of Principles .
§ 4.-Further Remarks on the Second Test
§ 5.—Third Test.-Power of Assimilation
§ 6.-Fourth Test.—Early Anticipation.
§ 7.-Fifth Test.-Logical Sequence .

.
$ 8.-Sixth Test.—Preservative Additions
$ 9.-Seventh Test.—Chronic Continuance

80

CHAPTER II.

ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN IDEAS, ANTECEDENTLY

CONSIDERED.

94

Sec. I.—On the Probability of Developments in Christianity.
II.-On the Probability of a Developing Authority in
Christianity.

.

114
CHAPTER III.

ON THE NATURE OF THE ARGUMENT IN BEHALF OF THE EXISTING
DEVELOPMENTS OF CHRISTIANITY.

PAGE
Sec. I.-Presumptive Character of the Proof . . 131

II. -Character of the Evidence
III.—Method of Conducting the Inquiry

146
IV.-Instances in Illustration .
V.-Parallel Instances

. . . 179

139

158

CHAPTER IV.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ARGUMENT IN BEHALF OF THE EXISTING

DEVELOPMENTS OF CHRISTIANITY.
Sec. I.--Application of the First Test of Fidelity in Develop-

ment.—The Church of the First Centuries 204
II.-Application continued.— The Church of the Fourth
Century

. . . . . 242

CHAPTER V.

ILLUSTRATIONS CONTINUED.
Application of the First Test continued.—The Church of the

Fifth and Sixth Centuries
Sec. I.—The Arians of the Gothic race

II.—The Nestorians.
III.-The Monophysites

270
271
281

293

CHAPTER VI.

ILLUSTRATIONS CONTINUED.

319

Sec. I.--Application of the Second Test of Fidelity in Deve-
lopment

· 318
§ 1.–Scripture and its Mystical Sense . .

§ 2.—The Supremacy of Faith . . : 327
II.-Application of the Second and Third Tests.—The

Dogmatic and Sacramental Principles, and the For-
mation of a Theology by means of them. . 337

CHAPTER VII.

ILLUSTRATIONS CONTINUED.

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Application of the Fourth Test of Fidelity in Development

§ 1.-Resurrection and Relics
$ 2.Cultus of Saints and Angels .
§ 3.-Merit of Virginity .
§ 4.-Office of St. Mary.
§ 5.—Specimens of Theological Science .

376
381
384
388

CHAPTER VIII.

ILLUSTRATIONS CONCLUDED.

Sec. I.- Application of the Fifth Test of Fidelity in Develop-
ment. .

. . . 397
$ 1.-Developments growing out of the Question of
our Lord's Divinity

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§ 2.- Developments following upon the Doctrine of
Baptism .

: : . 410
II.-Application of the Sixth Test of Fidelity in Develop-

ment
III.-Application of the Seventh Test of Fidelity in De-

velopment · ·

428

CORRIGENDA.
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„285, note, for Ephrem read Ephræm.
, 338, line 18, dele of.
„, 357, line 25, for Old read the Old.
, 365, line 27, for infusion read affusion.
„ 368, line 9, for devoutedness read devoutness.
„ 394, line 3, for born read borne.
, 394, for éxvopopnon read Škvopopýan.
„ 445, line 19, for Matrum read Matrem.

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