An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent / Edition 1

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent / Edition 1

by John Henry Cardinal Newman, Nicholas Lash
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University of Notre Dame Press
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An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent / Edition 1

This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it is impossible to understand the deity fully. First written over a century ago, the Grammar of Assent speaks as powerfully to us today as it did to its first readers. Because of the informal, non-technical character of Newman's work, it still retains its immediacy as an invaluable guide to the nature of religious belief. A new introduction by Nicholas Lash reviews the background of the Grammar, highlights its principal themes, and evaluates its philosophical originality.

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ISBN-13: 9780268010003
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 05/01/1979
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 566,481
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Assent and Apprehension: 1. Modes of holding and apprehending propositions; 2. Assent considered as apprehensive; 3. The apprehension of propositions; 4. Notional and real assent; 5. Apprehensive assents in religious matters; Part II. Assent and Inference: 6. Assent considered as unconditional; 7. Certitude; 8. Inference; 9. The illative sense; 10. Inferential assents in religious matters.

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