Lectures on the doctrine of justification by John Henry NewmanLectures on the doctrine of justification by John Henry Newman

Lectures on the doctrine of justification

byJohn Henry Newman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1874. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... appendix.1 on the formal cause of justification. the formal cause of a thing is generally explained to be that which constitutes it what it is; thus the soul may be said to be that which changes the dust of the earth into an organized and living body; or, again, heat may be considered the cause of a hot substance being hot, or that in which its state as hot, consists. Comparing the formal cause to other so-called causes or antecedents, it is the last in the series by which a thing is brought to be, or the ultimate state of the process which intervenes between the will of the originator and its performance; at least this will convey a notion of what is meant, sufficient for the matter in hand. Thus, according to the Council of Trent, justification, the work of God, is brought into effect through a succession of the following causes: the mercy of God the efficient cause, Christ offered on the Cross the meritorious, Baptism the instrumental, and the principle of renewal in righteousness thereby communicated the formal; upon which immediately follows justification. Or again, Faith is, by various parties, considered successively as a disposing 1 The purpose of this Appendix is to show that the cardinal question to be considered by Catholics and Protestants in their controversy about Justification is, What is its formal cause? When this is properly examined, it will be found that there is little or no difference of view between the disputants, except when the Protestant party adheres to the paradox of Luther:--" Sola fides, non fides formata charitate, justificat: fides justificat sine et ante charitatem," and refuses to assign a formal cause. cause, the instrumental, or the formal cause of justification, thus being brought nearer and nearer to that of which it is th...
Title:Lectures on the doctrine of justificationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217011667

ISBN - 13:9780217011662

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