P. 15 the Faith of Catholics, &C. a Review of the Faith of Catholics, Ed. by J. Berington. Without

P. 15 the Faith of Catholics, &C. a Review of the Faith of Catholics, Ed. by J. Berington. Without

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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. 1820* edition. Excerpt: ... commission from Christ to frame new articles of Faith, --these being solely Divine revelations--but to explain only, and to define to tbe faithful, what anciently was, and is, received and retained, as of faith in the Church, when debates and controversies arise about them. These definitions in matters of Faith only, and proposed as such, oblige all the faithful to a submission of judgment." ditions-of ancient times. For there never existed, in the Christian Church, a double doctrine, an esoteric and exoteric Faith. Nor were there any rites, ceremonies, explanations, or tenets, important to mankind, which were not carefully committed to writing, in perpetuam memoriam rei. Many facts, points, and interpretations of Scripture, left to oral tradition, have perished. There are several passages in Scripture which must have been commonly understood by the primitive Christians, and on account of their being so generally known, it was not deemed necessary to commit any explanation to writing. But hence they are now matters of great difficulty. Such as St. Paul's thorn in the flesh, in the Epistle to the Galatians;--the man of sin in the Epistle to the Thessalonians;--the baptizing for the dead, recorded in the Epistle to the Corinthians. Thus these oral traditions have perished, and the Roman Church has not faithfully preserved those committed to her care. The/ probability of such negligence induced the early teachers to commit every thing to writing which was supposed necessary, either from its difficulty or its importance; so that many of the authors quoted by Mr. B. and K. treat of written traditions. Nor yet are all traditions, if ancient, to be therefore allowed as authority, but we are to use our discretion in selecting what is...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835263
  • 9781236835260