Letters on the State of Ireland

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJames Warren Doyle

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... LETTER VII. ON EDUCATION IN IRELAND; AND ON BIBLE SOCIETIES. My Dear Sir, St. Augustine (Tract. 18. in Joh. cap. 5,) has very justly observed, that "heresies have sprung up; and certain perverse opinions, ensnaring souls, and precipitating them into the abyss, have been broached, only when the good Scriptures were badly understood; and when that which was badly understood was rashly and boldly asserted." We may lament the existence of these opinions; but St. Paul tells us that "heresies must beand if they must, we should only make the best use in our power of them. The same Augustine, in his book on true religion, (cap. 8,) says, that heretics are very useful, not by teaching the truth, which they do not know, but by exciting the tepid Catholics to the study of truth, and the spiritual men of them to the exposition of it. "We use," he adds, "the heretics, not to approve their errors, but that by maintaining the Catholic doctrine against their wiles, we may ourselves become more vigilant and cautious, should we not succeed in bringing them back to the way of salvation." What this holy doctor says of heresies and heretics, we may apply, with some colour of justice, to those societies of whom I treated, en passant in my last letter, and who, under the pretext of educating the poor, come not to broach any particular error, but to disturb the whole constitution of the Church of God. For my part, I cannot conceive any heresy or fanaticism more wild or dangerous than that which seeks to upturn the foundation placed by Christ, and to establish another, or rather nothing, in its place. Innovators generally attacked this or that truth revealed by God, and believed by the faithful, but here no specific error is broached, no particular dogma is assailed; but it is pr...

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... LETTER VII. ON EDUCATION IN IRELAND; AND ON BIBLE SOCIETIES. My Dear Sir, St. Augustine (Tract. 18. in Joh. cap. 5,) has very ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021785740X

ISBN - 13:9780217857406

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