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James White discusses this in What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an. Here is the relevant quote with some emphasis added: One early source, the Tanwīr al-Miqbās min Tafsīr Ibn ’Abbās, directly connects the encounter with the Najran Christians with the text of Surah 4: Allah then revealed about the Nestorian Christians of Najran ...


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"Black Canons" is another name for Augustinian canons regular. They are "black" because of their habit, according to the OED: black canon n. [from the colour of the habit worn; compare post-classical Latin canon niger (c 1220)] now chiefly hist. a canon regular of St Augustine (see note at canon n.2 1). Canons regular are Priests who are bound by ...


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It is true that some organisations, historically, calling themselves by the name of Jesus Christ, have made a lot of money, have invested a lot of money and now own considerable wealth and property. But Jesus Christ did not, in his time upon earth, do this. There is no building ever associated with his name in the four gospel accounts or in Acts. There are ...


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Who were the Black Canons on the Augustinian Priory of Inchmahome in Scotland? The Priory of Inchmahome was founded in 1238 by the Earl of Menteith, Walter Comyn, for a small community of the Augustinian order also called the Black Canons because of the color of their habits. What are Canon Regulars? Priests who are bound by religious vows and who live ...


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Besides Chrysostom and Cyril, not taking into account those who lived earlier than them, we could point to: 1) Theodoret of Cyrus (393 – 458) defending the two natures of Christ, gives an example of on the one hand Mary giving birth to Jesus (thus proving his human nature) and on the other hand him rebuking her (thus showing his divinity as her Master): "...


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The French philosopher Simone Weil was a neo-Cathar. She wrote a letter circa 1940 in which "she spoke of her admiration for the Catharist movement and used the word adherence as opposed to curiosity" (Joseph Marie Perrin, O.P., Simone Weil As We Knew Her pt. 1, ch. 6, fn. 2). Like the Cathars, Weil rejected the Old Testament, The Cathars rejected the ...


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The short answer is no. What exactly the Church is will vary depending on denominations, but I would hazard to guess that the vast majority of denominations would agree that the Church is the body of believers and the bride of Christ. The idea of the tithe stems from very ancient Israelite/Judahite practices that were considered sacred to the worship of ...


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When was the festival of the See of Peter in the 6th Century? It would seem that the festival in question would be the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. But the date of this feast was January 18 and not February 22, as noted in Sempaiscuba's answer on the History SE site. In the modern liturgy of the Roman Rite, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter is the ...


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According to Roman Catholicism, was the 1054 excommunication of the Patriarch of Constantinople valid, in light of Leo IX's death? The short answer is no. Even in the seminary, all my professors said that the excommunication imposed by the Cardinal Humbert of Silva Candida’s day was is invalid because at the moment he pronounced the above said ...


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I will try an answer based on the one source I found online with a quick search. My answer relies on the summary in the review [2] on the book [1]. The whole book [1] gives more details. If someone has special questions in the comments and I have time, I will search it in the library. The Pseudoisodorian Decretals were important for Gratian. 400 out of ...


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