The path which led a Protestant lawyer to the Catholic church

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D. Appleton, 1860 - Catholic converts - 741 pages
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Contents

Of the Scriptural view of the written and the unwritten law
28
Of the alleged incompatibility of the Bible and Tradition 82
32
The true theory 86
36
The testimony of the Ancient Fathers 87
37
Of the rules to be observed in consulting the Fathers
40
Extracts from the Fathers
43
Concluding remarks of this chapter
46
CHAPTER II
50
Extracts from Protestant writers
57
That succession must exist of necessity
65
Further testimony of St Paul
74
Meaning of the phrase End of the world
82
11 Tho persons appointed by the apostles exercised the powers conferred
89
MM
94
Objections considered
97
15 Certain positions of Mr Breckenridge examined
104
Are these principles applicable to the Christian association?
110
That in political governments judicial infallibility is found
116
The necessity of such a tribunal shown from the trne character of Scripture
122
9 The same subject further considered 125
125
Causes of obscurity of the Scriptures 12S 11 That the right of revolution cannot exist in the members of the Church 184
134
The duty of the judicial power
139
The judicial power was exercised by the Apostolic Church _ 113
143
The same judicial power still exists in the Church
148
Scriptural proofs of the infallibility of the Church examined
161
Objections considered
165
1S Another objection considered
173
A passage from St Peter examined
176
The visible Church is but a preparatory institution through which men must pass to reach the Church triumphant in heaven
179
21 Is not this theory intolerant?
181
CHAPTER V
198
The Scriptural proofs of the primacy of St Peter examined
200
3 The Scriptural proofs further considered
207
4 Objections considered
215
Testimony of the Fathers
227
CHAPTER VI
231
The theory of the Infidel
232
Protestant theories 287
237
Protestant theories further considered
251
The Catholic theory
267
Can the Protestant Churches singly or combined be the true Church?
273
Have the promises of Christ failed?
279
Has tho Catholic Church been uniform in her faith? 2S8 4 The same subject continued
288
4 The same subject further considered
298
Is the Catholic rule impracticable? 813
329
Can the Church decide her own cases?
335
S Wicked persons are sometimes found in the Catholic Church 815
345
CHAPTER IX
351
The difficulties in using the same doctrines to tear down an existing
440
Protestant theories of the Church
446
Protestant ancestors the Vaudois
455
S The Albigenses
461
Reflection
466
Mr Campbells theory of Protestant succession
470
11 Mr Campbells theory continued
479
12 The new ground of Mr Breckenridge
489
The theory of Bishop Hoadley and Dr Bnljrny
496
Reflections
499
15 Mr Campbells theory of Protestant union 602
502
16 Dr Springs theory of Protestant union 60S 17 Reflections 610
510
CHAPTER XII
520
2 The same matter farther considered 627
531
Did they understand Him correctly? 632
532
Exceptions to the rules deduced from our Lords conduct 636
535
Did our Lord confirmthe construction put npon His words by the Jews?
541
Did His disciples understand Him in the literal sense?
543
How did the apostles understand our Lord?
547
9 Objections considered
549
The words of institution
554
The first class of alleged exceptions considered 668
558
The second class of alleged exceptions considered 660
560
The third class of alleged exceptions considered
561
Grring the name of the thing represented to the figure 664
564
The words of St Paul 666
566
That it is a contradiction of our senses and impossible 669
569
Reflections 677
577
Testimony of the Fathersdiscipline of the secret
583
Testimony of St Ignatius
585
20 Testimony of St Justin and of St Irenaaus
591
21 Testimony of the Fathers subsequent to the days of Irentcus 695
595
CHAPTER Xm
612
Did Christ confer upon the apostles the powers to remit and retain sins?
614
Did these powers descend to the successors of the apostles?
618
Views of some Protestant sects and testimony of the Fathers
626
Satisfaction 681
627
Purgatory 686
636
Indulgences
645
The Invocation of Saints
651
The Blessed Virgin Mary
660
3 Italics and Images
670
CHAPTER XV
686
General misrepresentations of the Catholic doctrines
693
Reflections
700
The same subject further considered
712
6 The same subject still further considered
723
The unity and sufferings of the Old Church 781
731

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