By G. R. Evans
Throughout the Reformation interval a number of the fiercest debates founded at the nature of authority. those coated each point of Christian religion and existence. The authority of scripture; the authority on which disputed issues of religion and order may be determined; the authorizing of ministry within the Church; the efficacy of the sacraments, have been all contested. Such matters are proven by way of the writer of this examine to stay ecumenically major, either since it proved very unlikely on the time to unravel them to everyone's delight, and since they persevered to symbolize the focal point of mutual hostility one of the separated church buildings.
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1986), p. 143, and see John Plume's introductory biography to John Hacket's A Century of Sermons, p. xxxviii. See The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Mediaeval Philosophy, ed. A. H. Armstrong (Cambridge, 1967), for a survey. 8. 18 Problems of authority in the Reformation debates Struggling with the same fundamental question, Galileo says in a letter to Father Catelli, written in December 1613, 'It is the office of wise expositors to strive to discover the true meanings of passages in the Bible which agree with ...
The problem of the meaning of the word chimaera, which refers to a thing which might exist but never has, was of compelling interest in the fifteenth and early sixteenth century, 105 because it seemed to challenge that assumption. 107 Erasmus (c. 3, and formediaeval discussions, see D. P. Henry, The Logic ofStAnselm (Oxford, 1967), p. 207. E. J. Ashworth, Language and Logic in the Post-Medieval Period (Dordrecht, 1974), pp. 42-4. g. Thomas of Erfurt, Grammatica Speculativa, in Duns Scotus, Opera Omnia (Louvain, 1639), chapter 54.
P. Boehner (New York, 22 Problems of authority in the Reformation debates Aquinas points out, truths of faith cannot be held to be, perse nota without ceasing to be objects of faith. But their reliability is important. It can be claimed that they depend on Scripture and therefore carry Scripture's authority. Articles 22,24,32 of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England say so explicitly. Among the theses of his Heidelberg Disputation of 1518 Luther gives both 'reasons' and 'authorities', and in some cases supporting arguments.