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And in like manner the Catholic Creed is for the most part the combination of
separate truths , which heretics have ... and sincerely attached to some form of
heathenism or heresy , and then were brought under the light of truth , it would be
The truth of our religion , like the truth of common matters , is to be judged by all
the evidence taken together . And unless the whole series of things which may be
alleged in this argument , and every particular thing in it , can reasonably be ...
Whoever goes beyond this measure of assent , it is plain , receives not truth in the
love of it ; loves not truth for truth ' s sake , but for some other by - end . For the
evidence that any proposition is true , except such as are self - evident , lying only
for the sake of that evidence which it has not , that it is true ; which is in effect to
love it as a truth , because it is possible or probable that it may not be true . . . .
What I see , ? I know to be so by the evidence of the thing itself : what I believe , I
For , since the reason they commonly gave for using the anathema was that the
doctrine in question was strange and startling , it follows that the truth , which was
its contradictory , had also been unknown to them hitherto ; which is also shown ...
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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