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DOGMATIC THEOLOGY.

INSTITUTES OF CANON LAW.

Price 108. 6d.
J. T. HAYES, 17 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.

LONDON. 1884.

As a learned and comprehensive collection of facts and references, frequently illustrated with impartiality and judgment, it adds another contribution of value to a branch of literature still very meagre in works of interest to the English student.'

CHURCH QUARTERLY REVIEW. [This review wrongly assumes a Roman bias in the author, and that in & passage (p. 26, Institutes' where he exposes the partiality of so moderate a writer as Fleury, and cannot see why prima facie a large majority is not better entitled than a small minority to be judge in its own case. Securus judicat orbis terrarum.]

There are some points which are vigorously contended for, and in which we are fully in accord with Mr. Owen. For instance, when he says he refuses to draw any fine distinctions between Roman and English Canon Law.'-LITERARY CHURCHMAN.

Mr. Owen is a thorough canonist, a profound scholar, and possessed of considerable critical acumen ; his style, however, is not without blemishes.'

THE CHURCH REVIEW. Those who are already fairly conversant with the subject matter will find Mr. Owen often very helpful from the freshness and originality of his treatment.'

CHURCH TIMES, Jan. 97, 1884. *One of two or three confused jumbles ... learned, no doubt, after their fashion ... but of no practical value.'-CHURCH TIMES, April 16, 1887.

We cordially recommend his book to the younger clergy. It will be found far preferable to the jabber of the cheap church newspapers and their irresponsible wire

re trustworthy and far less misleading.... Our author writes wisely and well, is always shrewd and pointed, and sometimes a little sarcastic, in his comments.'--JOHN BULL, May 31, 1884.

SANCTORALE CATHOLICUM;

OR, BOOK OF SAINTS.

Price 188.
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & CO., 1 Paternoster Square.

LONDON. 1880.

*Quaint and attractive volume. Mr. Owen's notes are often highly piquant and apply, most unexpectedly, many lessons of the past to present political and ecclesi

They have thus the personal interest that attaches to the lucubrations of writers of an older school.'-CHURCH QUARTERLY REVIEW,

Short and telling notices of the most memorable saints of the entire Church Catholic, including among them men dear to our English hearts ... especially strong in local British saints.'-GUARDIAN,

Quite the most compendious work of the sort we have seen.'-CHURCH TIMES.

*Written with extreme care and patience, testifying to the great learning and research brought to bear on its production.'-MORNING POST.

Pithy notes, full of discursive learning.'-Joux BULL.

THE PILGRIMAGE TO ROME.

A POEM IN TWO BOOKS. (BEING A RECORD OF A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN'S FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF

THE ETERNAL CITY AND OF THE WAY THITHERWARDS.) Originally published at Oxford in 1863, may be had of

Mr. J. T. Hayes.

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LATE FELLOW OF JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD;
AUTHOR OF SANCTORALE CATHOLICUM,' 'INSTITUTES OF CANON LAW,

"ESSAY ON THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS,' ETC.

SECOND EDITION.

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LONDON:
J. T. HAYES, 17 HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

1887.

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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

OF

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DOGMATIC

THEOLOGY.

The object of this work is to introduce the reader to the study of Positive or Dogmatic Theology. By Dogma is meant the teaching of the Church, set forth in precise terms and enjoined by public Authority, which at first was popularly current with general consent, and in that early stage called Tradition. .

The Bishops of the Catholic Church were regarded as its guardians and depositaries. When disputes arose, they ruled what was matter of Faith, and it became dogma. Thus the questions touching the Creed were settled or silenced by synodical decisions in the fourth and fifth centuries. Few have been subsequently raised, which do not turn upon the resolution of those early controversies. Yet at times when men are forced to examine, a religious opinion previously quiescent may assume prominence, and influence communities for good or evil, according as it makes more or less for righteousness towards God. Thus at the Reformation numerous Confessions of Faith' cropt up, embracing portions of Catholic Dogma already briefly summed up in Creeds, together with large limitations of religious opinion

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