An Essay in Aid of A Grammar of Assent

An Essay in Aid of A Grammar of Assent

This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it is impossible to understand the deity fully. First written over a century ago, the Grammar of AssentGrammar, highlights its principal themes, and evaluates its philosophical originality.

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

No one is likely to deny that a question is distinct both from a conclusion and from an assertion; and an assertion will be found to be equally distinct from a conclusion. For, if we rest our affirmation on arguments, this shows that we are not asserting; and, when we assert, we do not argue. An assertion is as distinct from a conclusion, as a word of command is from a persuasion or recommendation. Command and assertion, as such, both of them, in their different ways, dispense with, discard, ignore antecedents of any kind, though antecedents may have been a sine quâ non condition of their being elicited. They both carry with them the pretension of being personal acts. Aeterna Press

An Indexed Synopsis of an Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent by John Henry Cardinal Newman

An Indexed Synopsis of an Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent by John Henry Cardinal Newman

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An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

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Cardinal Newman and William Froude, F.R.S.

A Correspondence

Cardinal Newman and William Froude, F.R.S.

This is a study of the relationship between Cardinal Newman and William Froude. The one a Catholic convert and the other a scientist and naval engineer.

On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine

On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine

On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine was first published in July, 1859, as an article in the Rambler. It was the immediate cause of great controversy both in Rome and in England. Newman did not withdraw his views, but the article was not reprinted or published in England since that time, and appeared only once in an American journal, Cross Currents. Scholars without access to Rambler archives have had to resort to a German translation, and the ordinary reader has had to rely on brief quotation and heresy. This edition of Newman's essay is the first in any language to contain a collated version of the text published in the Rambler for July, 1859, and the abbreviated and amended version of 1871. The book also contains an extract from The Arians of the Fourth Century, which bears on the same subject and amplifies Newman's views.