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The Theological Review (Volume 14); A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R598
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The Theological Review (Volume 14); A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life (Paperback): Charles Beard

The Theological Review (Volume 14); A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life (Paperback)

Charles Beard

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... But it is a mistake to suppose "that the Catholics were then the whole Chureh, or the best Christians, any more than they are now. They called themselves the Catholic Church because they were the majority, and because they had impudence enough, on the strength of this majority, to claim a universal authority over the consciences of all Christians. They pretended to be the true and only rightful successors of the apostles But at the same time there were great numbers of dissenters and protestants against this anti-christian claim of spiritual power, and who strenuously asserted and maintained the liberty of conscience and right of private judgment upon St. Paul's scheme, against any such general and enormous apostasy and depravation of all religion by a power claimed from Peter. But these truly primitive Christians .... were branded as heretics, called in derision by the general name of Gnostics, because they pretended to be wiser than the Church, and claimed a right of judging for themselves" (pp. 380, 381). By their persecutions the early Catholics make it clear "that their anti-christian kingdom, or visible, Catholic, authoritative Church, subsisted before Mr. Whiston's date by several hundred years; and that St. Paul was not in the wrong when he declared it commenced in his time; and that it would be more fully and compleatly revealed and established as soon as 'he this apostle himself] who then hindered it should be taken out of the way.' This is the plain and natural construction of St. Paul's words and sense" (p. 380). The Catholics claimed authority from St. Peter. "And though they could never prove by any authentic evidence that St. Peter ever was at Rome, or that his apostolical office and character would admit of his being bishop there, yet t...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles Beard
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 220
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-85893-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-85893-2
Barcode: 9781153858939

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