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Important read for anyone who is Anglican but finds themselves drawn to Rome. I'm not really qualified to give a good review of this book, but will say this: know your church history and Anglican ... Read full review
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Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a History of His Religious Opinions
John Henry Newman
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Page 33 - 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 165 - 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 57 - 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 x - Truth, for its own sake, had never been a virtue with the Roman clergy. Father Newman informs us that it need not, and on the whole ought not to be ; that cunning is the weapon which Heaven has given to the saints wherewith to withstand the brute male force of the wicked world which marries and is given, in marriage. Whether his notion be doctrinally correct or not, it is at least historically so.
Page 12 - O God, if there be a God, save my soul, if I have a soul !' This was followed by a general laugh.
Page 53 - 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 79 - 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 1 - 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 151 - ... 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...