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An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, reprinted from the 1878 edition, “is rightly regarded as one of the most seminal theological works ever to be written,” states Ian Ker in his foreword to this sixth edition. “It remains,” Ker continues, "the classic text for the theology of the development of doctrine, a branch of theology which has become especially important in the ecumenical era.” John Henry Cardinal Newman begins the Essay by defining how true developments in doctrine occur. He then delivers a sweeping consideration of the growth of doctrine in the Catholic Church from the time of the Apostles to his own era. He demonstrates that the basic “rule” under which Christianity proceeded through the centuries is to be found in the principle of development, and he emphasizes that throughout the entire life of the Church this principle has been in effect and safeguards the faith from any corruption.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Dedication
  2. John H. Newman
  3. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface to the Edition of 1878
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Advertisement to the First Edition
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. Foreword
  2. Ian Ker
  3. pp. 17-28
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  1. Part I: Doctrinal Developments Viewed in Themselves
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 31-60
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  1. I. On the Development of Ideas
  2. pp. 61-82
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  1. II. The Antecedent Argument in Behalf of Developments in Christian Doctrine
  2. pp. 83-126
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  1. III. On the Historical Argument in Behalf of the Existing Developments
  2. pp. 127-149
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  1. IV. Instances in Illustration
  2. pp. 150-194
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  1. Part II: Doctrinal Developments Viewed Relatively to Doctrinal Corruptions
  1. V. Genuine Developments Contrasted with Corruptions
  2. pp. 197-234
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  1. VI. Application of the Seven Notes to the Existing Developments of Christian Doctrine
  2. pp. 235-350
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  1. VII. Application of the Second Note of a True Development
  2. pp. 351-382
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  1. VIII. Application of the Third Note of a True Development
  2. pp. 383-410
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  1. IX. Application of the Fourth Note of a True Development
  2. pp. 411-427
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  1. X. Application of the Fifth Note of a True Development
  2. pp. 428-446
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  1. XI. Application of the Sixth Note of a True Development
  2. pp. 447-464
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  1. XII. Application of the Seventh Note of a True Development
  2. pp. 465-473
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268158088
Related ISBN
9780268009212
MARC Record
OCLC
1017613061
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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