On the First Two Centuries of Christianity: Proving the Incorruptibility of the Catholic Church, by Historical Considerations; Read Before H. E. Cardinal Wiseman and the Catholic Academia of London (Classic Reprint) by Edward Lucas (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from On the First Two Centuries of Christianity: Proving the Incorruptibility of the Catholic Church, by Historical Considerations; Read Before H. E. Cardinal Wiseman and the Catholic Academia of London It is uncommon thing to meet with men of otherwise cultivated minds, who are igrant of the first elements of religion. If subjects arise foreign to the Church and to the religion of which she is the organ, they are generally t discussed till they have been studied; but as soon as religion is in question all study seems superfluous, and men allow themselves to judge without examination. How often in reading the works of grave and serious writers, but who are hostile, or simply indifferent, to Catholicism, have I stopped confounded, and, as it were, stunned, by the igrance they exhibit in treating of religious matters. - Laforet. There are men who refuse to admit the force of arguments in favor of Catholicism, because they have been educated with tions hostile to it. There are others who refuse, because their dearest friends have died in opinions which themselves hold. Can they suppose that the judgment of God on their souls at the hour of death will be influenced by these circumstances? Yet they make their own eternal condition depend on them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.