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The new Eve

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The new Eve

In the second of our extracts from newman's response to Pusey, he draws the parallel with Eve and explains how that leads the Church towards the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. Tomorrow's post will explain that more fully.

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The sanctity of the Blessed Virgin

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The sanctity of the Blessed Virgin

If, as the Church holds, we inherit the effects of Adam and eve's Original Sin, then, since Our Blessed Lady was fully human, she, too, should have inherited it, and that being so, it is hard to see how Our Lord could be sinless. Here, as Newman explains to Pusey, is the origin of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

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What is Puseyism?

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What is Puseyism?

This week we shall be looking at the Catholic heritage underlying Newman's career as an Anglican. Writing in 1840. Pusey gave a useful definition of the essentials of what we call Tractarianism.

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What is to be held 'de fide'?

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What is to be held 'de fide'?

Despite Newman's pouring cold water on his schemes for union, Pusey insisted on his point about the difference between what had to be believed and what might be believed.

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