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Our existence is not only successive , as it must be of necessity , but one state of
our life and being is appointed by God to be a preparation for another ; and that
to be the means of attaining to another succeeding one : infancy to childhood ...
And , further , if we proceed on the hypothesis that a merciful Providence has
supplied us with means of gaining such truth as concerns us , in different subject
- matters , though with different instruments , then the simple question is , what
I consider , then , that when he first adduces the above - mentioned Fathers in
proof of Purgatory , he was really but interpreting them ; he was teaching what
they ought to mean , — what in charity they must be supposed to mean , — what
direct evig which invol mstances whts if it be possibles , Ecclesi‚ , ” by a caution
that he is giving but a sketch of the alleged corruption , and of the grounds on
which it is to be proved ; yet as much as a sketch he certainly means to give .
Clement speaks of heretical teachers as perverting Scripture , and essaying the
gate of heaven with a false key , not raising the veil , as he and his , by means of
tradition from Christ , but digging through the Church ' s wall , and becoming ...
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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