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bound to avow his present belief that it is imaginary . He has neither the ability to
put out of hand a finished composition , nor the wish to make a powerful and
moving representation , on the great subject of which he treats . His aim will be ...
For all the same phenomena , and the same faculties of investigation , from which
such great discoveries in natural knowledge have been made in the present and
last age , were equally in the possession of mankind several thousand years ...
ON Catholicism extends to its past teaching relatively to its present , as well as to
the portions of its present teaching one with another . No one doubts , with such
exception as has just been allowed , that the Roman Catholic communion of this
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
she never will , if we believe the controversialist or alarmist of the present day .
Such were the thoughts concerning the “ Blessed Vision of Peace , " of one
whose long - continued petition had been that the Most Merciful would not
despise the ...
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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