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A 'discommoned pastry-cook'

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A 'discommoned pastry-cook'

To live long with an argument is to come to accept it as normative; this was Newman's position with regard to Tract XC. He was correspondingly taken aback by the virulence of the reaction to his arguments. As with many orthodox Christians, the fact that he was under a duty of obedience to his bishop put him in a difficult position; ordered not to defend himself, he retreated and resigned from the Oxford Movement.

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