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Again , when Bell professed the gifts of miracles and prophecy , Maxfield
supported him , and seceded with pown day , opinion bhe had to a number of
brethren , professing that man might be Sec . I . ] DEVELOPMENT IN IDEAS . 41.
a number of brethren , professing that man might be absolutely perfect , infallible ,
and beyond temptation . ... while they named the parent - society which they had
left “ Dissenting Methodists , ” and professed to be “ members of the Church of ...
These vagrant religionists for the most part professed a severe rule of life , and
sometimes one of fanatical mortification . In the mysteries of Mithras , the initiation
was preceded by fasting and abstinence , | Acad . t . 16 , mem . p . 274 . priests of
Of this country was Simon , the reputed patriarch of the Gnostics ; and he is
introduced in the Acts of the Apostles as professing those magical powers which
were so principal a characteristic of the Oriental mysteries . His heresy , though ...
Though the Montanists professed to pass over the subject of doctrine , it is chiefly
in Tertullian ' s Montanistic works that his strong statements occur of the
unalterableness of the Creed ; and extravagance on the subject is not only in
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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