A brief view of ecclesiastical history, by a clergyman [H. Newman].

Front Cover

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 12 - Christians boasted that the blood of the martyrs was the seed of the church.
Page 65 - May our Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upon thee, and absolve thee by the merits of his most holy passion. And I, by his authority, that of his blessed apostles, Peter and Paul, and of the most holy pope, granted and committed to me in these parts, do absolve thee, first from all ecclesiastical censures, in whatever manner they have been incurred ; then from all thy sins, transgressions, and...
Page 108 - I profess, likewise, that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead : and that in the most holy Sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly, really, and substantially the Body and Blood, together with the Soul and Divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 65 - ... thy sins, transgressions and excesses, how enormous soever they may be, even from such as are reserved for the cognizance of the Holy See; and as far as the...
Page 109 - This true catholic faith, out of which none can be saved, which I now freely profess, and truly hold, I, N. promise, vow and swear most constantly to hold and profess the same whole and entire, with God's assistance, to the end of my life: and to procure, as far as lies in my power, that the same shall be held, taught, and preached by all who are under me, or are entrusted to my care, by virtue of my office. So help me God, and these holy gospels of God.
Page 108 - Christ, and shall deny that wonderful and singular conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the blood, the species of bread and wine only remaining—which conversion, indeed, the Catholic Church most aptly calls transubstantiation ; let him be accursed.
Page 108 - I also affirm that the power of indulgences was left by Christ in the Church, and that...
Page 109 - I do acknowledge the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman church to be the Mother and Mistress of all churches, and I do promise and swear true obedience to the bishop of Rome, the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and vicar of Jesus Christ.
Page 107 - I do profess and believe that there are seven sacraments of the new law, truly and properly so called, instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord, and necessary...
Page 10 - ... and salt, and spittle, &c., than the Pharisees for their traditions :' and since they no less impose them as divine, than the other, they are alike guilty with them. R. 10. These Apocryphal books were wrote after prophecy and divine inspiration ceased, and so were not received by the Jewish Church (to whom were committed the oracles of God, Rom.

Bibliographic information