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The facts of revealed religion , though in their substance unaltered , present a
less compact and orderly front to the attacks of its enemies , and allow of the
introduction of new conjectures and theories concerning its sources and its rise .
The doctrine of infallibility is a less violent hypothesis than this sacrifice either of
faith or of charity . It secures the objects , without , to say the least , violating the
letter of the revelation . 8 . I have called the doctrine of Infallibility an hypothesis ...
To trust to anything but sense in a matter of sense is irrational ; why are the
senses given us but to supersede less certain , less immediate informants ? We
have recourse to reason or authority to determine facts , when the senses fail us ;
... and depending for its success or failure far more on the individual exercising it
than on rules which can be laid down ; a method , which , if delicate and doubtful
when used in proof of the Catholic Creed , is far less certain and far less satis ...
Lands , immunities , and jurisdiction , which had been given by the Emperors to
the African Church , were made over to the clergy of its conquerors ; and by the
time of Belisarius , the Catholic Bishops had been reduced to less than a third of
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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