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THE POPES OF THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH

CENTURIES.

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NEWMAN ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE.

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De Maistre, Möhler, and Mr. Newman

297

Introduction to Mr. Newman's Book

299

Bishop Bull's Defence of the Nicene Faith

300

Anti-Nicene Fathers on the Doctrine of the Trinity

301

Biblical Criticism

302

Arguments of Petavius revived

303

The Canon and Authority of Scripture

304

Mr. Newman's preliminary Discussion

305

Distinctness of New Testament Teaching :

307

Theory of Development stated .

309

Place assigned by it to New Testament

310

Hints of Scripture developed into Doctrines

311

Scripture refined into Allegory

313

Early Fathers treated in same Manner

314

Medieval Theology

315

Development of Christianity

316

Probability of ‘Developing Authority'

318

Historical Development of Infallibility

319

Fallibility of Infallibility.

321

Argument for Infallibility—its Necessity

322

Its Attractiveness as an Hypothesis ·

323

Christianity perfected, while Mankind degenerated

325

Tests of Fidelity of Development

326

First Test–Preservation of Idea

327

Errors of Medieval Church, its Strength

328

Essential Ideal of Christianity

329

According to Mr. Newman, Monastic

330

Primæval Christianity

331

Heathen Notion of .

333

Second Test-Continuity of Principle

335

The Test applied

337

Illustrations of the Test

338

Supremacy of Faith

339

Arbitrement between Reason and Faith

311

Third Test-Power of Assimilation .

343

Dogmatic and Sacramental Principles

345

Catholicism a 'Developed Montanism'

346

Heresy of the Fathers

347

Fourth Test-Early Anticipation

348

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RELATION OF THE CLERGY TO TILE PEOPLE.

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