Newman explains that at first man will have an idea, but will not be sure how to explain. He may seem like a babbling fool unable to make a coherent point about the idea. However over time something will be brought to light that will move the idea forward. This new fact will be debated … Continue reading Newman’s Development Hypothesis
To those who study Church history the Arians are a familiar foe of orthodoxy. The heresy came to the forefront in the 4th century, and was declared heretical at the Council of Nicea in 325 and again at the Council of Constantinople in 381. How was the proper view of Christ upheld? Was it strictly … Continue reading Apostolic Succession and the Arian Controversy
When it comes to a discussion about sacred scripture the word “accuracy” will definitely come up. Whether it is in regards to passages in the Old Testament or the New, but what is the basis for such questions? Is it an honest attempt to discern the truth or is one’s mind already made up? This … Continue reading Accuracy of the New Testament
What is divine revelation? Through the mercy of God he has decided to make His will known by various means. This was necessary so that we can draw near to the Father, through the son, and with assistance of the Holy Spirit to participate in the divine nature (Dei Verbum, para 2). The pattern of … Continue reading Dei Verbum: What is Divine Revelation?
The legacy of Vatican II is one that can bring up mixed emotions. Many see the council as something that was needed, but the implementation was flawed. Others go as far to say that the Church broke from its sacred duty with the council. No matter what view one may take, the council’s influence is … Continue reading Legacy of Vatican II