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On the other hand , it has ever been the heretical principle to prefer Reason to
Faith , and to hold that things must be considered true only so far as they are
proved . This shall be shown in the words of Locke , and will illustrate the
But if they know it to be a truth , they must know it to be so , either by its own
selfevidence to natural reason , or by the rational proofs that make it out to be so .
” Here this author lays down , that a lover of truth is he who loves a valid
Speaking of the weakness of the Understanding , Huet says :“ God , by His
goodness , repairs this defect of human nature , by granting us the inestimable
gift of Faith , which confirms our staggering Reason , and corrects that perplexity
... which is acquired by Reason , nor in science founded on geometrical
principles and theorems , find absolute and consummate certainty , but only that
human certainty I have spoken of , to which nevertheless every wise man ought
to submit ...
As touche mind toot only cer believe that God is , before they know it by Reason .
Suarez shows afterwards that the natural evidence of this principle is not
sufficient , because divine Faith , which is infused into our understanding , cannot
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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