Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics, and Socialism Orestes A. Brownson

ISBN: 9780217713481

Published: July 8th 2012

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Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics, and Socialism  by  Orestes A. Brownson

Essays and Reviews Chiefly on Theology, Politics, and Socialism by Orestes A. Brownson
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THORNWELLS ANSWER TO DR. LYNCH. OCTOBER, 1848. In the articlesMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THORNWELLS ANSWER TO DR.

LYNCH. OCTOBER, 1848. In the articles already devoted to Mr. Thornwells book, wa have vindicated Dr. Lynchs argument drawn from the necessity of the case for the infallibility of the Church, and proved, unanswerably, if any thing can be so proved, that without the infallible Church, the Protestant is utterly unable to prove the inspiration of the Scriptures. Since he concedes, that, if the infallible Church exists at all, it is the. Catholic Church, Mr. Thorn- well must then, either acknowledge its infallibility, or give up the Christian religion itself. Having done this, which has been wholly gratuitous on our part, we proceed to the consideration of the Professors direct arguments for the fallibility of the Church, or his direct attempts to prove that she is not infallible.

We have shown in our first essay, that the nature of the argument the Professor is conducting does not permit him, even in case we should fail to prove the infallibility, to conclude the fallibility of the Church. He denies that she i infallible, that is, asserts that she is fallible, and it is only by proving her fallible that he can maintain his thesis, that the books which he calls apocryphal are corrupt additions to the word of God. The question is not now on admitting, but on rejecting, the infallibility of the Church, and the onus probandi, as a matter of course, rests on him.

He is the plaintiff in action, and must make out his case by proving the guilt, not by any failure on our own part, if fail we do, to prove the innocence, of the accused- for every one is to be presumed innocent till proved guilty. The Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament proved to be Corrupt Additions to the Word of God. ? The Arguments of Romanists from the Infallibility of the Chu...



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