Ritualism, the Highway to Rome; Twelve Lectures

Ritualism, the Highway to Rome; Twelve 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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...and the Cardinals now present hear some of the statements, dogmas, and definitions in these Thirty-nine Articles of yours, which seem to annoy you, and which you wish me to read in a new light, and judge very-charitably? Let me hear what they are, in order that we may determine whether it would be possible to construe them in a Catholic sense, and in such a way as would enable us to surmount the difficulties that lie between us." " I will-be candid," replies Dr. Pusey. " In one of these ' Thirty-nine Articles it is asserted that ' Holy Scrip ture containeth all things necessary to salvation; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought necessary to salvation.' " The Pope answers, "That is a very awkward statement, my dear Dr. Pusey, because we hold that whatsoever you say is in the Bible is really not in the Bible, if the Fathers have unanimously decided that some thing else is true and essential, and the traditions of the Church sustain and back them. You seem to reject tradition!" "In the next place," adds Dr. Pusey, not yet discomfited, " we have one very awkward article; we should be delighted if your Holiness would look upon with great commiseration, charity, and indulgence, and that you would try to soften it and explain it away, so that you should not stumble at it, and find it an obstruction to our union and communion with you." "What is that?" asks his Holiness. Dr. Pusey replies, " It is an Article which, I am sorry to inform your Holiness, says that the mass is "a hlasphemous fable and a dangerous...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910826
  • 9781236910820