Sermons on the failure of Protestantism and on Catholicity

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byFerdinand Cartwright Ewer

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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. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI. CATHOLICITY AND ITS PRESENTMENT OF CHRISTIANITY, AS OPPOSED TO THE PRESENTMENT MADE BY PROTESTANTISM. "Hold fast the form of sound words."--2 Tim. i. 13. I Resume the consideration of our main topic. The next step for us to take is to begin to develop what should be urged on the attention both of the masses and of the cultivated intellect of the day instead of Protestantism. What the world needs is neither Protestantism nor Rome, but Catholicity, the reasonable Catholic faith, the beautiful Catholic system, the warm, devoted, self-sacrificing Catholic spirit. What we want is less blind and foolish prejudice against Rome, that we may go to Her and learn why it is, and by what Catholic means it is, that She succeeds in all that in which She does succeed; and less prejudice in Rome against the real and legitimate advance of the nineteenth century (pardon the vagueness of this phrase), in order that She may learn why it is that She fails in some respects. We need more of the Catholic spirit of our Church brought out; Rome needs the errors which are merely accidental to Her system abolished, that we may both together move with crushing momentum, first upon the Protestant outworks, and then upon the infidel citadel itself. If Protestantism has lost its hold on the masses, Romanism has equally lost its hold on the intellect of the day. We want less preaching of generalities, about what is, after all, mere natural goodness, and more of positive, dogmatic teaching that shall be distinctively Christian. Now, first, what is this Catholic faith that I speak of? The word "Catholic" means universal. Where am I to find that Catholic faith, then? Suppose I go to the Methodists and ask them for their "Faith" and its concomitants. They would tell me of the foreknowledge of Go...

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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. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VI. CATHOLICITY AND ITS PRESENTMENT OF CHRISTIANITY, AS OPPOSED TO THE PRESENTMENT MADE BY PROTESTANTISM. "Hold fast the form of soun...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217051057

ISBN - 13:9780217051057

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