The Invitation Heeded; Reasons For A Return To Catholic Unity

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byJames Kent Stone

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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. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE PRIMACY AND INFALLIBILITY. jHE beginning and the ending of truth are one. As Jesus Christ, who is himself the Truth, is Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, so that truth which Christ first revealed concerning his Church is the same which the Church reasserts of herself as her crowning glory in these latter clays. The foundation upon which the temple mystical was builded is made also the keystone of the topmost arch. And--let it not be deemed unbecoming if I add--the assurance upon which my own faith first rested is fitly chosen to be the conclusion and consummation of this statement of reasons of the hope that is in me. We have been speaking, it will be remembered, of the relation of primacy to unity. I began with the proposition that the Primacy of the Holy See is the means which God has employed to secure the unity of the Church; or, as St. Augustine expresses it, St. Peter personates the Church, and represents its unity and universality. I then quoted the definition of the Council of Florence, as setting forth in general terms the modes in which the Primacy holds the universal Church together. I have said all that needs to be said upon the truth that the Head of the Church has received from our Lord Jesus Christ the plenitude of authority to rule and govern. It remains for me to say what in these days of bold denial may well be said even by a convert upon the collateral truth that the Vicar of Christ is by Christ's appointment the doctor, or teacher, of all Christians. Let us begin with a few words of plain, straightforward discourse. That the Church must have a visible Head has been proved. But the very mission of the Church--the Ecclesia Docens--is to teach. It follows therefore immediately that the Head of the Church must be the chief ...

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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. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE PRIMACY AND INFALLIBILITY. jHE beginning and the ending of truth are one. As Jesus Christ, who is himself the Truth, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217589820

ISBN - 13:9780217589826

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