Dr. Pusey and the Ancient Church

Dr. Pusey and the Ancient Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Church, when it suits him, as against Dissenters, and repudiate it, when it irks him, as against Catholics; but grant once this recognition of the Council, and then what witness the facts of history bear to it! One whom Dr. Pusey deservedly respects and loves told him more than twenty years ago that "the ante-Nicene testimonies which may be cited in behalf of the authority of the Holy See need not fear a comparison" with those same ante-Nicene testimonies in behalf of a doctrine which Dr. Pusey fully holds, the Real Presence. But let us put, as the interpreter of these same testimonies, not a comparison between their relative value and that of testimonies to another doctrine, but the declaration of an Ecumenical Council of the "undivided" Church. Take as a light by which the facts of history are to be read the statement of the Church in 451, that the Guardianship of the Vine has been intrusted by our Lord Himself to J5t. Peter and to his successors, Bishops of Eome. And now hear the voice which Dr. Pusey alone among Catholic things would seem to respect, and which at least we are happy in loving and respecting with him, and consider these anteNicene testimonies in behalf of the Holy See which it sums up: "Faint they may be one by one, bnt at least they are various, and are drawn from many times and countries, and thereby servo to illustrate each other and form a body of proof. Thus St. Clement, in the name of the Church of Rome, writes a letter to the Corinthians when they were without a bishop; St. Ignatius of Antioch addresses the Eoman Church, and it only out of the Churches to which he has written, as 'the Church which has the first seat in the place of the country of the Romans;' St. Polycarp of Smyrna betakes...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601335
  • 9781236601339