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Since an idea , as has been already said , cannot be viewed except under
particular aspects , the formal statements under which it is conveyed are
practically identical with itself . They introduce us to that idea from which they are
derived , and ...
And when particular writers , in consequence perhaps of some theory , tax a
language beyond its powers , the failure is conspicuous . Very subtle , too , and
difficult to draw out , are the principles on which depends the formation of proper
... waiting , and other preparation in his particular case ; but in proportion as we
are doubtful of its religiousness and happiness do we make much of these ,
lengthening his probation and putting obstacles in the way of his moving . Again ,
it is ...
John Henry Newman. unknown tongue to or not , it is so on an inButler
corroborates these remarks , when speaking of the particular evidence for
Christianity . “ The obscurity or unintelligibleness , " he says , “ of one part of a
prophecy does not ...
And what they are at this particular time , or to this person , depends on His
disposition . He may have imposed simple prayer and obedience on some men
as the instrument of their attaining to the mysteries and precepts of Christianity .
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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
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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