Roads To Rome; Being Personal Records Of Some Of The More Recent Converts To The Catholic Faith…

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byJohn Godfrey Raupert

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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. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Rev. ERIC D. HANSON, M.A., Christ Church, Oxford; Priest Of The Society Of Jesus; Ancienne Abbaye, Belgium. I HAVE been asked to describe the principal reasons which led me, fourteen years ago, to embrace the Catholic religion. The task is not a congenial one to me. No importance whatever, except to myself, attaches to my conversion. I was never in any sense before the public, as, for instance, an Anglican clergyman is. If my narrative is an unprovoked display of egotism, I must leave the responsibility with the editor of this volume, but for whose representations I should never have contemplated writing anything of the kind. I am well aware that I can hardly fail to offend many of my readers. Catholics will be displeased on account of the intolerable slowness with which at length I succeeded in arriving at a conclusion which to them has always been as clear as day. Many Protestants will take offence at the unpleasant things which, to my sincere regret, I cannot avoid saying. And the wholly undenominational and indescribable person, who is superior to any kind of religious conviction, often has reasons of his own for impartially disliking all people who, by a deliberate change of faith, purely for conscience' sake, seem to imply that it is seriously worth a man's while to seek first the kingdom of God and His justice, and that there is a right and a wrong way in the service of Almighty God as in most other matters. With all due apology to the reader, therefore, I will begin my story, which shall be as plain and honest as I can make it. My home was in Protestant Clapham. The presiding genius of the "Clapham Sect" or of its heirs and assigns, guarded or rather haunted my childhood, and an unspeakably gloomy and dismal tutelage was the result. But at t...

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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. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Rev. ERIC D. HANSON, M.A., Christ Church, Oxford; Priest Of The Society Of Jesus; Ancienne Abbaye, Belgium. I HAVE been ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217278604

ISBN - 13:9780217278607

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