Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a History of His Religious Opinions

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1904 - Anglican Communion - 176 pages

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

I suspect I would have been better served reading about Newman than reading him, though his prose is quite lovely (by eighteenth century standards, at least, which are rather low). This is an excellent edition, though. Read full review

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Boy, did I not really get much out of this book. I was a bit curious, having also been one who sort of unexpectedly went Catholic one day, to some persons' surprise. To me the book is just rather ... Read full review

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Page 21 - Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Page 153 - And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you to-day : for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Page 45 - OUR Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left power to his church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences ! And by his authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Page xxiv - O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul !' This was followed by a general laugh.
Page 41 - The Second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be understanded of the people.
Page 67 - And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.
Page xiii - I was brought up from a child to take great delight in reading the Bible ; but I had no formed religious convictions till' I was fifteen. Of course I had a perfect knowledge of my Catechism.
Page 139 - ... clearly in my conscience and my heart, I should be an atheist or a pantheist or a polytheist when I looked into the world. I am speaking for myself only, and I am far from denying the real force of the arguments in proof of a God, drawn from the general facts of human society...
Page 80 - an Act to empower the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Archbishop of York for the time being, to consecrate to the office of a Bishop persons being subjects or citizens of countries out of His Majesty's dominions...

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