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In Romanism there are some things absolutely good , some things only just
tainted and sullied , some things corrupted , and some things in themselves sinful
; but the system itself so called must be viewed as a whole , and all parts of it as ...
Here we may oppose to him an author in his own line as great as he is : “
Experience , ” says Bacon , “ is by far the best demonstration , provided it dwell in
the experiment ; for the transferring of it to other things judged alike is very
For example : my reason not being able to inform me with absolute evidence ,
and perfect certainty , whether there are bodies , what was the origin of the world
, and many other like things ; after I have received the Faith , all those doubts ...
because previous to other things that are of Faith ; and these must be pre -
supposed , at least by such as have no demonstration of them . “ What St .
Thomas says of the cognizance of divine things extends also to the knowledge of
After speaking of an innovation upon usage , which his newly revealed truth
required , he proceeds , “ Therefore hath the Lord sent the Paraclete , that , since
human infirmity could not take all things in at once , discipline might be gradually
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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