Tag Archives: Philosophy

Waiting Patiently

In his book Christian Patience, Archbishop Ullathorne elaborates upon the classical philosophical definition of a virtue as a mean between two extremes: “As every virtue holds on its way between two vices that bear some resemblance to it, the one … Continue reading

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Exploring the World Around Us

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man explores our quest to understand the true nature of things. He states: “The just and due relations of things with God and with each other constitute their essential order. And this essential … Continue reading

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The Great Scientist

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man sounds the alarm: “We have now whole schools of men who, after rejecting both God and their own souls in the name of philosophy, have proclaimed to the world that life is … Continue reading

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Book-Knowledge Or Self-Knowledge

Archbishop Ullathorne illustrates the differences between knowledge gleaned from books and knowledge obtained through introspection: “There are many people who read expositions of the virtues in books, and have a real desire to profit by them; yet the knowledge they … Continue reading

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Social and Personal Progress

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man reflects on human progress in its social and personal aspects: “The men of this world, who are truly so-called when they rarely look beyond it, never tire to speak of human progress. … Continue reading

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Faith: What It Is and Is Not

First, what faith is not, in the words of Archbishop Ullathorne: “Faith, then, is not a product of human thought, although just thinking upon God and the soul will lead to faith. It is not the work of imagination or … Continue reading

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Faith: The Road to Knowledge

Archbishop Ullathorne demonstrates how even the human way to obtain knowledge requires a great deal of faith: “It begins with faith,” he writes, “and the greater part by far of everyone’s knowledge has no other ground than faith. Were a … Continue reading

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