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John Henry Newman. 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 .
U U 20V TU than any mere external manifestation ; and it is ob - , servable that
the spontaneous , as well as the gradual , character of the growth is intimated .
This description of the process corresponds to what has been above observed ...
In proceeding to the consideration of the character of the argument adducible in
behalf of the truth of the existing developments of Christianity , we must first direct
our attention to the preponderating force of antecedent probability in all practical
Then we make the event a presumptive interpretation of the past , of those past
indications of his character which were too few and doubtful to bear insisting on
at the time , and would have seemed ridiculous had we attempted to do so .
1 Severus , Patriarch of Antioch at the end of the fifth century , has already been
mentioned as an exception to the general character of the Monophysites , and ,
by his learning and ability , may be accounted the founder of its theology .
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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