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which the Apostles left on earth were of that religion to which the Apostles had
converted them ; that the external continuity of name , profession , and
communion is a primÔ facie argument for a real continuity of doctrine ; that , as
the history of Christianity , they find its doctrines so variously represented , and so
inconsistently maintained by its ... seek in history the matter of that Revelation
which has been vouchsafed to mankind ; that they cannot be historical Christians
No one , for instance , will say that Christianity has not always taught
benevolence and mercy ; that it has sanctioned injustice , or made light of
impurity ; that its spirit has been sceptical ; that it has discountenanced what . is
called the ...
The lawyer Modestinus speaks , with an apparent allusion to Christianity , of “
weak minds being terrified superstitione numinis . " The heathen magistrate asks
St . Marcellus , whether he and others have put away “ vain superstitions , ” and ...
When we consider the deep interest of the controversies which Christianity raises
, the various minds it has swayed , the range of subjects which it embraces , the
many countries it has entered , the deep philosophies it has encountered , the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StFrancisofAssisi - LibraryThing
A prolific author, educator and priest, John Henry Newman sought to catalog, examine and improve knowledge and understanding of church doctrine. In this book, he delves deep into the past of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DrArmitage - LibraryThing
Amazing book. Life changing for me. Doctrine develops from ideas implicit in the life of the Christian community. The Church, like Mary, ponders the mystery of God through the ages, shedding light ... Read full review