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Its genius and character , its doctrines , precepts , and objects cannot be treated
as matters of private opinion or deduction , unless we may reasonably so regard
the Spartan institutions or the religion of Mahomet . It may indeed legitimately be
On the subject of Purgatory there were , to speak generally , two schools of
opinion ; the Greek , which contemplated a trial of fire at the last day through
which all were to pass ; and the African , resembling more nearly the present
doctrine of ...
Even in his own day , and much more since his death , his variations of opinion
become successive excuses for fresh sects . What he had received from tradition
, or learned from contemporaries , or crudely imagined , or thrown out hastily ...
That opinions in religion are not matters of indifference , but have a definite
bearing on the position of their holders in the ... being employed in the
maintenance of divine worship and the overthrow of idolatry , not in the assertion
of opinion .
That truth and falsehood in religion are but matter of opinion ; that one doctrine is
as good as another ; that the ... one is answerable for his opinions ; that they are
a matter of necessity or accident ; that it is enough if we sincerely hold what we ...
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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