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Novissima, Or, Where Do Our Departed Go? (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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Novissima, Or, Where Do Our Departed Go? (Paperback): United States Government, Bernard O'reilly
Novissima, Or, Where Do Our Departed Go? (Paperback): United States Government, Bernard O'reilly

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Novissima, Or, Where Do Our Departed Go? (Paperback)

United States Government, Bernard O'reilly

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...whose genius created modern civilization. We, who are not carried away by materialistic theories or anti-Christian prejudices, can well appreciate the wonderful depth and breadth of view with which these mediaeval scholastics approached the mighty problems presented by the unseen and spiritnal world. The ancient ecclesiastical writer known as Dionysius the Areopagite wrote an exhaustive treatise on the angels and their hierarchies, or orders. It was a timely accession to Christian literature; for it refuted the Eastern heretical doctrines about angelic spirits, as summed up in Gnosticism, and it completed the dimly-outlined doctrines and traditions of the Jewish Church upon the same subject. THE ANGELIC DOCTOE. St. Thomas Aquinas, who resumes in his own teaching all that is to be found in the Scriptures and the Holy Fathers, after stating with admirable clearness and precision the doctrine of the Church on these angelic spirits, enters upon speculations regarding their nature, powers, numbers, and officers, which are worthy of reverential study, every position of his being founded either on the authority of Scripture and tradition or on some deep law of nature. One measured utterance of his on this subject is the following: "The proper order of the universe seems to demand that what is most noble among existing things-should surpass either in quantity or in number the beings which are less noble; for the less noble seem only to exist for the more noble: whence it is needful that the more noble, existing as it were for themselves, should be multiplied to the fullest extent possible." Some writers have concluded from this and other passages in the writings of the "Angelic" Doctor--so-called because he wrote learnedly and magnificently about...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: United States Government • Bernard O'reilly
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-34792-5
Barcode: 9781234347925
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-34792-X

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