This article is a synopsis of the second book in “A Treatise Concerning the Right Use of the Fathers” by Jean Daillé (1594-1670). Click here to read Part 1: The Relevance of the Church Fathers Today. The primary question Daillé’s second book addresses is “Whether adducing the Fathers be a sufficient and proper means for demonstrating the… Read More The Authority of the Early Church Fathers
The early church fathers are highly respected by all Christian groups that are serious about the historical roots of their faith. Their writings are appealed to by Protestants and Roman Catholics alike to support their dogmatic and ecclesiastical beliefs and practices. However, it is easy to make too much out of them. This essay provides… Read More The Relevance of the Church Fathers Today
John Cameron An Examination Of Those Plausible Appearances Which Seem Most To Commend The Romish Church ch. 17. The only means to prove true antiquity is to have recourse to the beginning by the Scripture. Now that we allege St. Cyprian, it is not to authorize the truth, by the authority of men, only we borrow their… Read More True Antiquity: Scripture or Tradition?
“Why dost thou prepare thy teeth and belly? Believe, and thou hast eaten.” (Augustine, Tractate 25). Daniel Featley, Transubstantiation Exploded pp. 154-189. That the words of the institution, “This is my Body,” are to be taken in a tropical [from trope. Figurative; rhetorically changed from its proper or original sense] and figurative sense, is proved:… Read More “This Is My Body”: Literal or Figurative?