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There will be a general agitation of thought , and an action of mind ® both upon
itself and upon other minds . New lights will be brought to bear upon the original
idea , aspects will multiply , and judgments will accumulate . There will be a time
It implies an insight into the essential idea in which a system of thought is set up ,
which often cannot be possessed , and , if attempted , will lead to mere theorizing
. As to Christianity , considering the unsystematic character of its inspired ...
Nor were these difficulties settled by authority , as far as we know , at the
commencement of the religion ; yet surely it is quite conceivable that an Apostle
might have dissipated them all in a few words , had Divine Wisdom thought fit .
This is what statesmen thought of then , as they do now . It is little to refer men of
the world to abstract truths or first principles ; a statesman measures parties , and
sects , and writers by their bearing upon him ; and he has a practised eye in this ...
It was eloquent , it was sensitive , it was in its main thought boldly ingenious ; but
its principal beauty was its exquisite simplicity . And this was aided in its effect by
the preacher ' s manner . It was that of a good old father , much beloved , who ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DrArmitage - LibraryThing
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