2. Rise and Progress of Ecclesiastical Supremacy

J.A. Wylie Book I. History of the Papacy. Chapter II. Rise and Progress of Ecclesiastical Supremacy. The first pastors of the Roman Church aspired to no rank above their brethren.[1] The labours in which they occupied themselves were the same as those of the ordinary ministers of the gospel. As pastors, they watched with affectionate… Read More 2. Rise and Progress of Ecclesiastical Supremacy

The Authority of the Early Church Fathers

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

“This Is My Body”: Literal or Figurative?

“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?