The Catechetical Lectures

The Catechetical Lectures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...Thing: natural as strange as the birth from a Virgin. not being afraid at what he had held, but being filled with terror at Him who had changed it. The rod had teeth and eyes of a dragon; shall now eyes which see be produced from a rod, and shall not a child be bor n from a virgin's womb at God's will? For I mention not that the rod of Aaron also in one night did that which other trees are many accomplishing. For who knows not, that a rod when it has lost its bark, will never sprout forth, even though it be set in the midst of streams? Yet since God follows not, but makes, the natures of trees, the fruitless and withered and barkless rod, flowered and budded, and bore almonds: Has not then He, who bestowed fruit on this rod supernaturally, for the sake of the typical High-priest, granted to the Virgin to bear a son, for the sake of the True? (13.) 29. These are good heads of argument; however, the Jews still contradict, and do not feel the force of this reference to the rod, because it is not a reference to births, like this, strange and contrary to nature. Ask them then the following questions: --Of whom at the beginning was Eve begotten? What mother conceived her, who had none? But the Scripture says that she was made from the side of Adam. Was then Eve bor n without a mother from the side of man, and may not a child be born without a father, from a virgin's womb? A benefit was owing to men from womankind; for Eve sprung from Adam, not conceived by a mother, but, as it were, brought forth by man alone. Mary then repaid the benefit, not by man, but immaculately by herself, conceiving by the Holy Ghost, through the power of God. 30. But let us take something yet greater than this;. for that bodies should be more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858131
  • 9781236858139