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Nor is it more reasonable to express surprise , that at this time of day a theory is
necessary , granting for argument ' s sake that the theory is novel , than to have
directed a similar wonder in disparagement of the theory of gravitation , or the ...
Particular propositions , then , which are used to express portions of the great
idea vouchsafed to us , can never really be confused with the idea itself , which
all such propositions taken together can but reach and cannot exceed . As
Theodosian code ; which seem to show that these historians were using formal
terms and phrases to express their notion of Christianity . For instance , Tacitus
says , “ Quos per flagitia invisos , vulgus Christianos appellabat ; ” and the Law ...
A more express testimony to the cultus angelorum cannot be required ; nor is it
unnatural in the connexion in which it occurs , considering St . Justin has been
speaking of the heathen worship of demons , and therefore would be led without
There is a celebrated passage in St . Cyprian , on the subject of the punishment
of lapsed Christians , which certainly seems to express the same doctrine . “ St .
Cyprian is arguing in favour of readmitting the lapsed , when penitent ; and his ...
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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