By Guy P. Harrison
Written in a deferential and conversational kind, this targeted booklet is designed to advertise confident discussion and foster mutual figuring out among Christians and non-Christians. the writer, a skeptic and journalist, asks simple questions on Christian trust.
What is the born-again adventure? Why might God are looking to sacrifice his basically son for the area? Do miracles quite take place? How trustworthy is the Bible? what's the rapture? Why isn't all people a Christian? each one query is by way of remark and research that's skeptical and difficult yet by no means argumentative or condescending.
Christians will locate the publication precious as a foundation for constructing their apologetics, whereas skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational research of non secular claims.
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Johann Loserth, (London, 1913), pp. 405–30. 56 Wyclif, Determinacio, in Opera Minora, p. 417, 425. john wyclif, c. 1331‒1384 17 cannot know for certain that he was there, he refers to himself in the Determinatio as a “pecularis regis clericus,” which seems to indicate special service to the Crown. It would also help explain his choice to be part of a second delegation to respond to Gregory’s demands. However, as we shall see, the dating of the Determinatio is a complicated matter, and it is unwise to make an argument about Wyclif ’s service to the Crown based on this text.
It is not enough to assume that bishops were automatically concerned enough about heresy to oppose it. Before the late fourteenth century, English bishops as a whole seem to have been generally disinterested in the problem of heresy; surviving episcopal records from the fourteenth century up to the 1380s reveal only about a dozen cases in all, and this is not entirely explainable with the argument that there simply was little heresy in England. Thus in cases of heresy, we must ask why a particular bishop or archbishop chose to bring charges.
Thomas Amyot, in Archaeologia 22 (1829), 204–84, at pp. 253–9; a rather diﬀerent version of the events can be found in Walsingham’s Historia Anglicana, ed. T. Riley, (RS 28) (London, 1863–76), 1:235; an independent account of the incident can be found in the Anonimalle Chronicle, ed. H. Galbraith, (Manchester, 1927), pp. 103–4; see also Workman, 1:284–88; Dahmus, pp. 28–29. Finally, there is a confused account by Walsingham, which conﬂates the St Paul’s trial and the Lambeth trial, contained in the Short Chronicle version of his Chronica Majora, in St Albans, p.