Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion Volume 20

Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion Volume 20

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...spirit of the Articles of his own Church. I have now satisfactorily, I trust, ----though, far more at length than I had, at starting, anticipated, ---succceded in establishing the very material position which I had laid down, namely, that the antiquity claimed by the Catholics for the doctrines of their Church, or, in other words, the identity which they maintain exists between their system of belief and that which the first teachers of Christianity promulgated, has been long, by Protestants themselves. reluctantly. but still most effectively, admitted. On finding thus remarkably corroborated the conclusion to which I myself had come, that what is now called Popery was, in fact, the whole and sole faith of the primeval Christians, I know not whether the prevalent feeling in my mind was that of triumph or mortification. In the first place, had these important concessions been somewhat earlier known to me, I might have been spared all those pains of parturition which the First Volume of this work so unnecessarily cost me;--my situation now being something like that of the famous Cardinal Sfondrati, of whose book on Predestination it was said, " que s'il avoit commence son ouvrage parla seconde partie, il se seroit epargne la peine de composer la premiere." In the second place, I had, I confess, flattered myself, as do the self-taught in all lines of study, that the results which I had thus lighted upon were of my own peculiar and exclusive finding out. The discovery, therefore, that so many others had arrived at exactly the same point before me, gave to my task a degree of triteness for which I was by no means prepared, and not a little dimmed, in my eyes, the glory of my research and scholarship. " The...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768205
  • 9781236768209