The Homiletic Review Volume 46

The Homiletic Review Volume 46

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: .../liiodu vivendi without a sacrifice of princij, '? Or does it signify that the one or the other of the contending parties has come to the conclusion that the principles it has maintained all along as its raiton d'etre no longer deserve to be regarded as such, and can be sacrificed for the purpose of "living and letting live" in the religious world? That a good deal of this promiscuous praise in Protestant circles, too, is nothing but cant and ignorance, as thoughtless as, and meaningly expressive of, the old dictum u De mortuis nil nisi bonum," admits of neither doubt nor debate. But enough remains after deducting this factor to make the matter a serious problem, certainly important enough to vex and perplex the thoughtful student of modern religious thought and life. If there has been a concession of principle and a sacrifice of principle, it certainly has not been on the part of the Catholic Church. It has often been maintained that the development of Protestantism has been of great service to the Catholic Church in compelling that Church to stop the growth of certain evil tendencies; and it is true that where the two great churches stand and labor side by side, as is the case in America, England, and Germany, we find the Catholic Church at her best, and certainly vastly better spiritually than in such purely Catholic countries as Spain and Italy, where the enjoyment of the monopoly permits her to develop her immoral nature without fear or restraint. But the German Church historian Uhlhorn is also correct when he declares, that the origin of the Protestant Church has harmed the Catholic Church seriously, in so far as the Catholic Church was compelled to formulate and fix for all times officially, in opposition to more

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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896378
  • 9781236896377