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puh tri stik

  • a  of or relating to the writings of the early church fathers

  • Neither Biblical nor patristic authority was cited in support of the argument.
  • It is unsettling as well, since much of its complicated biblical and patristic symbolism insists that the Jews were the killers of Christ and thus an accursed people, so .
  • He sees all theology as in constant need of revision and reconstruction in the light of religious experience rather than patristic authority.
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  • Noteworthy paperbacks
    Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, by Garry Wills. (Penguin) Wills – who as a young man spent more than five years in a Jesuit seminary – finds only a dubious foundation for the Roman Catholic priesthood, and its religious powers, in the books of the New Testament. Using his linguistic skills and his impressive command of both secondary literature and patristic sources, the author doesn’t advocate ...
    March 7, 2014 - The Charlotte Observer

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