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Two essays on Biblical and on ecclesiastical miracles

John Henry Newman

Two essays on Biblical and on ecclesiastical miracles

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Published by Longmans, Green in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Miracles

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEssays on miracles., Essays on miracles.
    Statementby John Henry Newman.
    SeriesWorks of Cardinal Newman
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 400 p. ;
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13990433M

    Don't miss out on this special deal. Likewise, when the relics of St. On his return, the Saint went by himself into the cell where the body lay, threw himself upon it, prayed, and then raising himself with his eyes fixed on it, patiently waited his restoration, which took place before the end of two hours. It is doubtless the tendency of religious minds to imagine mysteries and wonders where there are none; and much more, where causes of awe really exist, will they unintentionally misstate, exaggerate, and embellish, when they set themselves to relate what they have witnessed or have heard [ Note 32 ]. Chandler makes clear in his sermon that there is not a second baptism of the Spirit, meaning that he would identify more with the Third Wave than the Second Wave of the Charismatic Movement.

    That which, of course, was not a deception, but only a pious custom although perhaps an erroneous onewas interpreted as a deception and became an object of mockery. A woman cried after him, "Stop, thou man of God; my daughter is miserably troubled by a spirit. That the integrity of the witnesses is either highly questionable or their credulity at least so gross as to render them unworthy of any credit. There is perhaps no answer to this. And any believers soever who henceforth abandon the secular words of the old life, and utter holy mysteries, and rehearse, as best they can, the praise and power of their Maker, what do they but speak with new tongues? Antony, St.

    Evidently, the time has not yet come for the powers in the Kremlin to reveal the full magnitude of their hatred of Christianity, a hatred that constitutes the chief—and even unique—religious engine of the whole movement which is advancing under the banner of democracy and socialism and which, for now, has received its most decisive expression in Russian Bolshevism. When the tree was falling upon St. On Holy Relics In Response to Their Desecration In its God-hating cynicism and blasphemy, the desecration of holy relics that recently took place in Russia does not have any precedents in the history of Christianity. Reputed miracles thereby become an object of critical examination. Before Martin was a Bishop, while he was near St. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.


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Two essays on Biblical and on ecclesiastical miracles book

In it, he maintained [End Page ] that the age of miracles was limited to the Old and New Testaments, ending with the end of the apostolic age. Such contrary properties, or rather such impressions of them on our minds, may be the necessary consequence of Divine Agency moving on a system, and not by isolated acts; or the necessary consequence of its deigning to work with or through the eccentricities, the weaknesses, nay, the wilfulness, of the human mind.

The Scripture miracles were in themselves what they are to us now, at the very time that the world was associating them with the prodigies of Jewish strollers, heathen magicians and astrologers, and idolatrous rites; they would have been thus associated to this day, had not inspiration interposed; yet, in spite of this, they would have been deserving our serious attention as now, so far as we were able to separate the truth from the falsehood.

Here, as in other questions, one cannot allow one's intelligence to remain infantile; one must gain knowledge and understanding. They spoke only in the realm of hear-say, reporting what they had heard elsewhere.

The cultured Greek language of the Epistle, it is contended, could not have been written by a Jerusalem Jew. It was written long enough ago, before the three waves of the Charismatic movement, to be an impartial guide as to how the Patristic Fathers viewed the Apostolic Sign Gifts.

These members of the community would prefer to be as silent as possible regarding this question in order to avoid extraneous scandals: The veneration of holy relics is thought to be an unnecessary superstition, which can be, and in essence must be, avoided.

John Henry Newman in New Books

This section uncritically uses texts from within a religion or faith system without referring to secondary sources that critically analyze them. To meet this undue disparagement, in his first Essay, of facts which have their definite place in the Divine Dispensation, he points out, in his second, the essential resemblance which exists between many of the Miracles of Scripture and those of later times; and it is with the same drift that, in this Edition, a few remarks at the foot of the page have been added in brackets.

The glorification of the relics of St. When he was on his first journey into the desert, a large plate of silver lay in his way; he soliloquized thus, "Whence this in the desert? Augustine in the following striking passage from one of his works against the Donatists:— Get your writing in front of people who will actually read it.

With the exception of these bracketed additions in both Essays, and of a Memorandum at the end of the volume, the alterations made, whether in text or notes, are simply of a literary character.

He relates that the enemy of souls appeared to Antony, first like a woman, then like a black child, when he confessed himself to be the spirit of lewdness, and to have been vanquished by the young hermit.

A person known to Augustine, who had received earth from the Holy Sepulchre, asked him and another Bishop to place it in some oratory for the profit of worshippers.

Relics and Miracles: Two Theological Essays

I might answer that they were necessary before the world believed, that it might believe. When he discovered their real business, he suffered them to proceed. It is likely that, in a certain portion of our Church community and possibly even among the clergythere exists a skeptical and indifferent attitude toward this question.

Cyprian claimed miracles happened, but he had a vision whenever he was in an ecclesiastical dispute, siding with his side of dispute.

And, in particular, the veneration of holy relics is most intimately connected with the fundamental dogma of Christianity—with divine Incarnation for the sake of our salvation. On Holy Relics In Response to Their Desecration In its God-hating cynicism and blasphemy, the desecration of holy relics that recently took place in Russia does not have any precedents in the history of Christianity.

Gervasius and St.Two Essays on Biblical and Ecclesiastical Miracles (Works of Cardinal John Henry Newman vol.

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VIII). Introd and notes Geoffrey Rowell Gracewing. XLIV, iv, pp. Hardback. New NEWMAN, John Henry More details. Feb 15,  · Two Essays on Biblical and on Ecclesiastical Miracles By John Henry Newman. Edited with an introduction and notes by Geoffrey Rowell. (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

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