Category Archives: Creeds

Aquinas vs. Newman on doctrinal development

In discussing whether the articles of faith “creverint secundum temporum successionem,” Thomas considers the following objection: Sicut per apostolos ad nos fides Christi pervenit, ita etiam in veteri testamento per priores patres ad posteriores devenit cognitio fidei, secundum illud Deut. … Continue reading

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Thomas — Conciliarist?

In an article (IIa IIae, 1, 10) about the pope’s authority to “ordain” (ordinare) an authoritative creed (symbolum fidei), Thomas argues that he pope does have this power, but makes the case thus: editio symboli facta est in synodo generali. … Continue reading

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The Creed as a Rule of Faith

Thomas answers the classic evangelical objection that the Creed might supplant Scripture as a rule of faith: ita quod ad eliciendum fidei veritatem ex sacra Scriptura requiritur longum studium et exercitium, ad quod non possunt pervenire omnes illi quibus necessarium … Continue reading

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