Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
By John Henry Newman
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Author: John Henry Newman
ISBN: 978-1-943243-24-2
Binding: Hardcover
Page Count: 370
Publisher: Word on Fire Classics

Language: English
Release Date: 2017-11-01
 

Contents

FOREWORD V
BY BISHOP BARRON


DEDICATION IX

PREFACE TO 1878 EDITION XI

ADVERTISEMENT TO FIRST EDITION XIII


PART ONE

DOCTRINAL DEVELOPMENTS VIEWED IN THEMSELVES 1

Chapter 1
The Development of Ideas


Chapter 2

The Antecedent Argument in Behalf of Developments in Christian Doctrine


Chapter 3

The Historical Argument in Behalf

of the Existing Developments 


Chapter 4

Instances in Illustration 

PART TWO


DOCTRINAL DEVELOPMENTS VIEWED RELATIVELY

TO DOCTRINAL CORRUPTIONS

CHAPTER 5

Genuine Developments

Contrasted with Corruptions 

CHAPTER 6

Application of the First Note: Preservation of Type 


Section 1 The Church of the First Centuries 

Section 2 The Church of the Fourth Century 

Section 3 The Church of the Fifth and Sixth Centuries 


CHAPTER 7

Application of the Second Note: Continuity of Principles 


CHAPTER 8

Application of the Third Note: Assimilative Power 

CHAPTER 9

Application of the Fourth Note: Logical Sequence 


CHAPTER 10

Application of the Fifth Note: Anticipation of its Future 


CHAPTER 11

Application of the Sixth Note: Conservative Action on its Past


CHAPTER 12 Application of the Seventh Note:

Chronic Vigour 


Conclusion