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C. Francis

1846..

INTO

THE CATHOLIC TRUTHS

HIDDEN

UNDER CERTAIN ARTICLES

OF

THE CREED

OF

THE CHURCH OF RO M E.

BY

CHARLES SMITH, B.D.,
FORMERLY FELLOW AND TUTOR OF ST. PETER'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

Pt. I.

LONDON:

JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

M.DCCC.XLIV.

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LONDON:

C. ROWORTH AND SONS, BELL YARD,

17MTLETIR.

PREFACE.

Having in a former publication on National Religion been led to consider the encroachments of the Church of Rome, I ventured to suggest, that in compensation for the injuries we have received we might possibly extract some good from a patient investigation of the peculiarities of her creed. I then illustrated the mode of obtaining that good by showing that there appeared to be a truth hidden under the dogma of Supererogation. The present Work pretends to be little more than a series of the same illustrations; it will however comprise all the peculiarities of the Romish Faith as they are contained in the Twelve last Articles of Pope Pius's Creed; and as these Articles are professedly gathered from the Decrees of what is called the Council of Trent, I have made such use of the proceedings of the Council, as is necessary to explain the intent of each Article in the Creed.

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