Dr. Wiseman's popish literary blunders exposed

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCharles Hastings Collette

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... ture, I am still willing to give you credit rather for even culpable negligence and ignorance, than deliberate fraud. I remain, &c. No. vm. Right Rev. Sir,--The following extract from your Lecture on Purgatory, gives rise to curious speculation, whether you have deliberately perverted your author, or have, in exercise of that blind obedience so characteristic in members of your Church, placed implicit credence in the Popish author from whom you borrowed your apparently learned store of knowledge. The custom of praying for the dead, you tell us, "is essentially based on the belief in Purgatory, and the principles of both are consequently intimately connected together."l And you declare that if you prove that the early Christians prayed for the dead, they must have believed that the object of their prayers was in Purgatory, in a place of torture, paying the debt due to God, for sins, which, though forgiven, are not atoned for; and this place is described by your Trent Catechism, as a place of fiery torment. Now let us turn to your passage, purported to be taken from Ambrose's Funeral Oration on Theodosius.2 The passage has reference to the custom of "praying for the dead," and is an exemplification of the reckless manner of quoting from the Fathers. To carry out your principle, Theodosius, the subject of this oration, was suffering in this fiery torment, paying the last farthing due to God's justice, for sins committed in the body. You quote him as follows: 1 Lecture xi. p. 54. Lecture xi. p. 62. "Lately we deplored together his death, and now, while Prince Honorius is present before our altars, we celebrate the fortieth day. Some observe the third and the thirtieth, others the seventh and fortieth.--Give, O Lord, rest to Thy servant Theodosius, that rest ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... ture, I am still willing to give you credit rather for even culpable negligence and ignorance, than deliberate fraud. I remain...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217780334

ISBN - 13:9780217780339

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