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When Rome changed from a Republic to an Empire , it was a real alteration of
polity or a corruption ; yet in appearance the change was small . The old offices
or functions of government remained : it was only that the Imperator , or
... wore an appearance sufficiently like the Church to be mistaken for her in the
latter part of the Ante - nicene period , as she was confused with the Pagan
mysteries in the earlier . Of course it may happen that the common estimate
In such thoughts , " says his name - sake of Nyssa , “ he was passing the night ,
when one appeared , as if in human form , aged in appearance , saintly in the
fashion of his garments , and very venerable both in grace of countenance and ...
Nay , as regards the instance of Angelic appearances itself , as St . Augustine
explained them , if those appearances were creatures , certainly creatures were
worshipped by the Patriarchs , not indeed in themselves , but as the token of a ...
In the Old , it was blasphemy to represent Him under “ the similitude of a calf that
eateth hay ; " in the New , the Third Person of the Holy Trinity has signified His
Presence by the appearance of a Dove , and the Second Person has presented ...
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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
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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