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For instance , persons who have not cultivated the science of music are often
slow to believe that the harmonies of its great masters are more than a display of
skill , or than literally a composition , which falls in with the fancy of particular ...
The science of grammar affords another instance of the existence of special laws
in the formation of systems . Some languages have more elasticity than others ,
and greater capabilities ; and the difficulty of explaining the fact does not lead us
But when the mind is under the influence of some particular theory , ( as , for
instance , that the views of the original writers , or that the present understanding
of the nation , is their legitimate interpretation , ) it will be strongly tempted to
Of these , the instance of Synesius is an isolated one ; while Origen was never
countenanced by the Church even in his day , and has no distinct connexion with
the Neo - platonists . If it be asked how a clear and sensible mind , such as the ...
of Christianity , which may almost be considered as a modification or instance of
the great Sacramental Principle on which I have lately insisted ; I mean the view
which Christianity takes of Matter as susceptible of grace , or as capable of a ...
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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