An Examination [By R. Stanner] of Mr. Burke's Letter of Instruction, to the Catholic Missionaries of Nova Scotia, and Its Dependencies

An Examination [By R. Stanner] of Mr. Burke's Letter of Instruction, to the Catholic Missionaries of Nova Scotia, and Its Dependencies

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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... cannot command conviction by performing any acts of supernatural power. It can be established therefore only by external proof. One species of proof brought forward by the Papists, in support of this authority, I must object to totally; that such has been the tradition of the Church. All traditions must be of an ill savour among Christians, because a great part of Christ's life was spent in combating them, and in shewing that the Jews had made God's word of none effect by their traditions. But what does tradition upon, this point amount to? Neither more nor less than this, that the Romish Clergy require us to believe that they possess a most extraordinary degree of power, because they have been in the habit of ikying so for many centuries, and of anathematizing all who presumed to contradict them. The testimony of men in their own cause, and to their own advantage, was never admitted to be good evidence in anv cause. But there are likewise particular reasons for distrusting Catholic testimony to such facts. It is now well ascertained that many writings have been j-org-ed to enrich and aggrandize the Romish Church. Agreements, decrees of Councils, and other records were actually fabricated, by which it might appear that in the first ages of the Church, the Roman Pontiffs were cloathed with the same majesty which they assumed in more modem days. Such forgeries were esteemed meritorious 011 account of their supposed tendency to promote the glory of Cod, and to advance the prosperity of the Chui ch. i3esides many learned protestants who have satisfactorily demonstrated the spu riousneis of many of thele ingenious performances, the fiction is acknowledged by the Roman Catholics; at least by such of them as are possessed of any tolerable degree of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561147
  • 9781236561145