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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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The anti-Catholic Eurasians in the 1920s. Archpriest Georges Florovsky (1893-1979) was an Orthodox priest from (Imperial) Russia, who was associated with what theologian Paul Gavrilyuk calls the Eurasian movement. See Gavrilyuk's essay "Florovsky's Neopatristic Synthesis and the Future Ways of Orthodox Theology", collected in Orthodox Constructions of 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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While I know nothing about how the Church perceived the stories concerning the Holy Grail (this answer claims that the Catholic Church has no official opinion), the answer is a solid no, simply because the Holy Grail was not invented by the Church in the first place. The first appearance of such thing as the Grail was in the romance Perceval, by Chretien de ...


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