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... as all religious knowledge rests on moral evidence , not on demonstration , our
belief in the Church ' s infallibility must be of this character ; but what can be more
absurd than a probable infallibility , or a certainty resting on doubt ? - I believe ...
No one doubts , with such exception as has just been allowed , that the Roman
Catholic communion of this day is the successor and representative of the
Medieval Church , or that the Medieval Church is the legitimate heir of the Nicene
; even ...
And , again , there had been no considerable doubts about any of its doctrines
previously , as there were doubts about the Epistle to the Hebrews or the
Apocalypse ; or , if any , they were started by individuals , as Origen ' s about
For example : my reason not being able to inform me with absolute evidence ,
and perfect certainty , whether there are bodies , what was the origin of the world
, and many other like things ; after I have received the Faith , all those doubts ...
When his eyes could not bear the apparition , he heard them conversing together
on the subject of his doubts ; and thereby not only gained a true knowledge of the
faith , but learned their names , as they addressed each other by their ...
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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