Aristotle and the Christian Church: An Essay

Kegan, Paul, Trench & Company, 1888 - 141 pages

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Page 10 - We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things, visible and invisible...
Page 5 - Hereby know ye the Spirit of God : every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God : and every spirit which confesseth not Jesus is not of God...
Page 115 - ... which he may use for the worst ends. Wherefore, if he have not virtue, he is the most unholy and the most savage of animals, and the most full of lust and gluttony. But justice is the bond of men in states, and the administration of justice, which is the determination of what is just/ is the principle of order in political society.
Page 9 - I call him truly learned who brings everything to bear on the truth ; so that, from geometry, and music, and grammar, and philosophy itself, \ culling what is useful, he guards the faith against assault.
Page 115 - And therefore, if the earlier forms of society are natural, so is the state, for it is the end of them, and the nature of a thing is its end. For what each thing is when fully developed, we call its nature, whether we are speaking of a man, a horse, or a family.
Page 109 - ... deinceps asserere, defendere, seu tenere pertinaciter praesumpserit , quod anima rationalis seu intellectiva non sit forma corporis humani per se et essentialiter, tanquam haereticus sit censendus.
Page 113 - ... the highest virtue ; and that will be the virtue or excellence of the best part of us. Now, that part or faculty — call it reason or what you will — which seems naturally to rule and take the lead, and to apprehend things noble and divine whether it be itself divine, or only the divineat part of us — is the faculty the exercise of which, in its proper excellence, will be perfect happiness.
Page 99 - Greatly enriched as he was with the science of God and the science of man, he is likened to the sun; for he warmed the whole earth with the fire of his holiness, and filled the whole earth with the splendour of his teaching.
Page 53 - the University of Paris throughout the thirteenth century well-nigh monopolized the interest of the learned in Europe. Thither thought and speculation seemed irresistibly attracted. It was there the new orders fought the decisive battle for place and power; that new forms of scepticism rose in rapid succession, and heresies of varying moment riveted the watchful eye of Rome; that anarchy most often triumphed and flagrant vices most prevailed; and it was from this seething centre that those influences...
Page 91 - Licet enim talibus suppositionibus factis appareant solvere, non tamen oportet dicere, has suppositiones esse veras, quia forte secundum alium modum nondum ab hominibus comprehensum, apparentia circa stellas salvatur.

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