Revelation and Faith

‘It is… impossible to separate the act of faith from its contents, that is, from the articles of the Creed. Faith cannot be a formal trust in a person who remains materially unknown to us in his being and essence, in his history and destiny. To love a person also means to want to know that person’s truth. Therefore, the content of faith is significant for our salvation. The articles of faith do not convey theoretical projections and moral postulates. Rather, they are a confession of God himself who in his words and deeds communicates himself to us as truth and life…

“Thus, faith is significant for salvation not only inasmuch as it implies trusting that God will forgive us for Christ’s sake… There is also another essential aspect of faith, namely the knowledge of God. This means that we acknowledge God in the truths that he has revealed for our salvation… If we want to be saved, we must believe “that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead” (cf. Rom 10:9)… To speak of Christianity as dogmatic… is to say that it is based on God’s historical self-revelation.’

(Gerhard Cardinal Müller, “Is There a Saving Truth? The Salvific Relevance of the Rule of Faith“.)


I. Divine Revelation

A. The Nature of Divine (Positive & Public) Revelation

See also the texts listed on the pages Apologetics and Theology.

  • “Because He has spoken to us: Joseph Ratzinger, the revelation of the LOGOS in Jesus Christ, and a fundamental pattern for evangelization”, by Bradley Bursa (2018). Thesis / Dissertation (Doctor of Philosophy, College of Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame Australia). Available in pdf format on this page of ResearchOnline@ND.
  • A Christian Apology: Volume 2, God and Revelation, by Paul Schanz, translated by Michael F. Glancey and Victor J. Schobel (Ratisbon, Rome, New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet & Co., 1891). Available in various formats at Internet Archive, with a second copy here.
  • Christian Apologetics: A Defense of the Catholic Faith, by Walter Devivier, edited by Sebastian Gebhard Messmer (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, [c1903]). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive; with selected excerpts available at Catholic Tradition.
  • Christian Apologetics: A Rational Exposition and Defense of the Catholic Religion, in 2 volumes, by the Rev. Walter Devivier, S.J., translated from the original French, edited and augmented by the Rev. Joseph C. Sasia, S.J. (New York: Joseph F. Wagner; London: B. Herder, 1924). With Imprimatur and the approbation of the Holy See. The 2 volumes are available at HathiTrust and at Internet Archive: Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  • Divine Revelation”, in A Manual of Catholic Theology; based on Scheeben’s “Dogmatik”, Volume 1, 4th ed., revised, by Joseph Wilhelm, D.D., Ph.D. and Thomas B. Scannell, D.D., with a preface by Cardinal Manning (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1908). Based on the Dogmatik of Matthias Joseph Scheeben. Available in various formats (pdf, djvu, epub, Kindle/mobi, text) and may be read online at Internet Archive and Open Library, which incorrectly labels it as Volume 2. [N.B., Book I, pages 1-153 of the text, provides a treatise on divine revelation and theological method; Book II, beginning on pages 158, is treatise on the Triune God; Book III, beginning on page 358, treats of creation and the supernatural order.]
  • “Divine Revelation as Propositional”, by Ryan A. Wellington, Journal of Analytic Theology, Vol. 7 (June 2019): pp. 156-177. Available in pdf format at the Texas Digital Library and at Academia.edu.
  • Dogmatic Canons and Decrees: Authorized Translations of the Dogmatic Decrees of the Council of Trent, the Decree on the Immaculate Conception, the Syllabus of Pope Pius IX, and the Decrees of the Vatican Council (New York: Devin-Adair Co., 1912). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive [N.B., According to the Preface, it includes Canon Waterworth’s translation for the Council of Trent, Cardinal Manning’s for the First Vatican Council, and the translation of the Syllabus authorized by Cardinal McCabe, Archbishop of Dublin.]
  • Draft of a Dogmatic Constitution [on] Defending Intact the Deposit of Faith, by the Preparatory Theological Commission for the Second Vatican Council, translated by Fr. Joseph A. Komonchak (2012). Available in pdf format (on this page) at In Verbo Veritatis.
  • “Dulles and Aquinas on Revelation”, by Dr. Thomas Hughson, S.J., Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review, Vol. 52, Iss. 3 (Jul 1, 1988): 445-471. Available in pdf format on this page of Marquette University.
  • The Fact Divine: An Historical Study of the Christian Revelation and of the Catholic Church, by Joseph Broeckaert, S.J., translated by, Edmund J.A. Young (Portland, Me.: McGowan & Young, 1885). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • The Grounds of Faith: Four Lectures delivered in St. George’s Church, Southwark [or, Manning’s Lectures on the Grounds of Faith], by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. [Listed on the Table of Contents are: Revealed truth definite and certain; The church a historical witness; The church a divine witness; Rationalism the legitimate consequence of private judgment]
  • Joseph Ratzinger’s Theology of the Word: The Dialogical Structure of His Thought (Dissertation, Boston College), by Rev. Christopher Collins, S.J. (© Christopher Stephen Collins, 2012). Available in pdf format (here) at eScholarship@BC.
  • The Knowability of God” on pages 15132 of God: His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes: A Dogmatic Treatise, Prefaced by a Brief General Introduction to the Study of Dogmatic Theology, 1st edition, by Rev. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D., authorized English version with some abridgment and added references by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Freiburg, London: B. Herder; 1911). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Open Library and Internet Archive. The 2nd edition, (St. Louis, Freiburg, London: B. Herder; 1914) is available at HathiTrust Digital Library. [N.B., This is Volume I of the Dogmatic Theology series of Dr. Joseph Pohle and Arthur Preuss.]
  • Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd ed., by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur. Volume I (Christian Revelation, Channel of Doctrine, Holy Scripture, the Church, the Roman Pontiff, Faith) may be read online and is available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Pascendi Dominici Gregis: Encyclical on the Doctrines of the Modernists, of Pope St. Pius X, September 8, 1907. May be read at the Holy See and Papal Encyclicals Online.
  • “The Probability of Certain Types of Divine Revelation”, by Glenn B. Siniscalchi, Heythrop Journal, Vol. XLVIII (2010), pp. 1–14. Available in PDF format on this page of Duquesne University.
  • Revealed Religion, from the “Apologie des Christenthums” of Professor Franz Hettinger, edited with an Introduction on the Assent of Faith by Henry Sebastian Bowden of the Oratory (London: Burns & Oates, 1895). With Imprimatur. Available at Google Books. Also available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive, and a third copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another imprint (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet & Co., 1895), with Imprimatur, is available in pdf format at the University of Toronto Libraries. [N.B., The book contains: an Introduction on the Assent of Faith; chapters on the Possibility of Revelation, the Necessity of Revelation, Miracles and Prophecy, the Credibility of the Gospels, the Divinity of Christ, Prophecy and Fulfilment, and Christ and Christianity; and an appendix on the Tubingen Theory.]
  • Revelation and Creeds, by J. M’Intyre, D.D (London, Edinburgh: Sands; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder 1907). With Imprimi Potest. Part of the Westminster Lectures (Third Series), edited by the Rev. Francis Aveling. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • “Revelation as the Thou of Jesus Christ: Joseph Ratzinger’s / Pope Benedict XVI’s Contribution to a Deeper Understanding of Revelation”, by Father Emery de Gaál, Ph.D., Poznańskie Studia Teologiczne, No. 30 (2016): pp. 7-55. Available in pdf format through this page of Poznań Theological Studies.
  • The Temporal Mission of the Holy Ghost: or, Reason and Revelation, by Henry Edward Manning, Archbishop of Westminster (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1865). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • “Thomas Aquinas and Joseph Ratzinger’s Theology of Divine Revelation’s Transmission: A Comparative Study”, by Andrew Francis Wood. Master’s Thesis, Australian Catholic University, 30 November 2015. Available in pdf format at the Australian Catholic University.

B. The Content of Divine Revelation

See the texts listed on the pages Catechisms and Explanations of The Faith.

C. Its Relation to Creation as Knowable by Unaided Reason

See also the texts listed on the pages Philosophy, Sciences, and Theology.

D. Its Relation to Private Revelations

  • “Divine Faith, Private Revelation, Popular Devotion”, by Rev. Ronald David Lawler, OFM Cap., Marian Studies: Vol. 35, Article 13 (1984): pp. 100-110. Available on this page of University of Dayton.
  • Is It Catholic? [A compilation of resources on alleged private revelations] Available at Catholic Doors Ministry.


II. The Traditio of Divine Revelation Ad Intra

A. The Means of Transmission

This index mainly focuses on Sacred Tradition. On the Inspired Scriptures, see the texts listed on the page Bibles and Commentaries.

B. The Church’s Divine Mandate

See also the texts listed under part II.C of the page Church and Ecclesiology.

  • Ad Tuendam Fidem: Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio, by which certain norms are inserted into the Code of Canon Law and into the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, by Pope John Paul II, May 28, 1998. From L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 15 July 1998, 1. May be read online at the EWTN Library. [N.B. The Letter promulgates “new norms which expressly impose the obligation of upholding truths proposed in a definitive way by the Magisterium of the Church, and which also establish related canonical sanctions.”]
  • Christian Apologetics: A Rational Exposition and Defense of the Catholic Religion, in 2 volumes, by the Rev. Walter Devivier, S.J., translated from the original French, edited and augmented by the Rev. Joseph C. Sasia, S.J. (New York: Joseph F. Wagner; London: B. Herder, 1924). With Imprimatur and the approbation of the Holy See. The 2 volumes are available at HathiTrust and at Internet Archive: Volume 1 and Volume 2.
  • Christmas Address to the Roman Curia, by Pope Benedict XVI (22 December 2005). Available at the Holy See. [N.B., This important address affirms the hermeneutics of reform, “of renewal in the continuity of the one subject-Church which the Lord has given to us”, in the interpretation of the Second Vatican Council, and refutes the hermeneutics of discontinuity and rupture.]
  • Doctrinal Commentary on the Concluding Formula of the Professio Fidei, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. May be read online at EWTN Library, which states “This commentary was issued coincident with the promulgation of “Ad tuendam fidem” by Pope John Paul II, modifying the Oriental and Latin codes of canon law.”
  • Draft of a Dogmatic Constitution [on] Defending Intact the Deposit of Faith, by the Preparatory Theological Commission for the Second Vatican Council, translated by Fr. Joseph A. Komonchak (2012). Available in pdf format (on this page) at In Verbo Veritatis.
  • The Fact Divine: An Historical Study of the Christian Revelation and of the Catholic Church, by Joseph Broeckaert, S.J., translated by, Edmund J.A. Young (Portland, Me.: McGowan & Young, 1885). May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • The Grounds of Faith: Four Lectures delivered in St. George’s Church, Southwark [or, Manning’s Lectures on the Grounds of Faith], by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. [Listed on the Table of Contents are: Revealed truth definite and certain; The church a historical witness; The church a divine witness; Rationalism the legitimate consequence of private judgment]
  • “Infallibility in the Context of Three Contemporary Developments”, by Dr. Mark Lowery. Appeared in Faith and Reason, Vol. XXIII, Nos. 3 & 4 (1997-1998). May be read on, and available in pdf format through, this page of Faith and Reason at Christendom Media; and may be read on this page of Catholic Culture.org.
  • Instruction “Donum Veritatis” on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (24 May 1990). Available at the Holy See.
  • [Letter to William Palmer, 4th] Fourth letter to the Rev. William Palmer, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford: on the way to find the true church of Christ on earth, on satisfaction, on indulgences, on the supremacy of the See of Rome, infallibility, Eucharist, etc., etc., by Verax, a Catholic layman (London: T. Jones, 1842). Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • [Letter to William Palmer, 5th] Fifth letter to the Rev. William Palmer, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford: God has confided the sacred deposit of the revelation of Christianity to an infallible authority, by Verax, a Catholic layman (London: T. Jones, 1843) Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • “On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine”, by Saint John Henry Newman, The Rambler, New Series, Volume I, Part II (July 1859).
    • The text is included on pages 198230 of The Rambler, New Series, Volume I (London: Burns and Lambert, 1859), which may be read online, and is available in mobi, epub, pdf, and other formats, at Internet Archive. It may also be read online on this page of Newman Reader (Copyright © 2007 by The National Institute for Newman Studies. All rights reserved.)
    • The text as reprinted in Consensus and the Development of Doctrine: Revolutionary Texts by John Henry Cardinal Newman, edited by James Gaffney (New York: Image/Doubleday, 1992), pp. 392-428, may be read online at the Internet Modern History Sourcebook, which states: “Unless otherwise indicated the specific electronic form of the document is copyright. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use. If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. No permission is granted for commercial use of the Sourcebook. © Paul Halsall, October 1998”
    • The text was partially republished as Note V, “The Orthodoxy of the Body of the Faithful during the Supremacy of Arianism”, on pages 445468 of The Arians of the Fourth Century, by John Henry Newman (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908). It may be read online at Internet Archive. It may also be read on this page of Newman Reader (Copyright © 2007 by The National Institute for Newman Studies. All rights reserved.)
  • “On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine”, by Walter Cardinal Brandmüller. Reflection delivered at the symposium ‘Catholic Church: Where are you heading?, Rome, April 7, 2018, translated by Diane Montagna of LifeSiteNews (All rights reserved). The text is published in the article “Cardinal Brandmüller warns Catholics not to heed ‘majority’ but ‘minority who truly live the faith’“ (Apr 7, 2018) at LifeSite News; and it may be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.
  • On the Apostolical and Infallible Authority of the Pope: when Teaching the Faithful, and on his Relation to a General Council, Francis Xavier Weninger (New York : D.& J. Sadlier ; Cincinnati, OH : J.P. Walsh, 1868). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., It has no Imprimatur, but the author is stated to be a missionary of the Society of Jesus {when the members of that order were still reliably orthodox}, and the content appears to be a faithfully Catholic demonstration from faith, history and reason of papal infallibility.]
  • Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd ed., by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur. Volume I (Christian Revelation, Channel of Doctrine, Holy Scripture, the Church, the Roman Pontiff, Faith) may be read online and is available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • Paul VI on Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium, by Fr. Brian W. Harrison. Available in PDF format at Living Tradition: Organ of the Roman Theological Forum, in 2 parts:
  • “The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Mystery of the Church”, by Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [October 31, 1998], from L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 18 November 1998, pp. 5-6. May be read online at the Holy See and on this page of Catholic Information Network.
  • The Purpose of the Papacy, by Bishop John S. Vaughan (London: Sands & Co.; St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.: B. Herder, 1910). Available in various formats at Project Gutenberg, ManyBooks.net, and Internet Archive.
  • [Reflections on Questions of Present Importance in the Life of the Church], by Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Müller. Available at First Things in 5 parts: “What Does It Mean to Say ‘I Absolve You’?” (December 15, 2017); “By What Authority? On the Teaching Office of the Pope” (January 16, 2018);“Development, or Corruption? (Can there be “paradigm shifts” in the interpretation of the deposit of faith?)” (February 20, 2018); “Is There a Saving Truth? The Salvific Relevance of the Rule of Faith” (March 13, 2018); and “Who May Receive Communion?” (April. 20, 2018).
  • Sensus Fidei in the Life of the Church, by the International Theological Commission (2014). May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture, on this page of the EWTN Library, and at the Holy See. [See also the review by Dr. Jeff Mirus, “The ITC’s compelling exploration of the sensus fidei—the sense of faith”, at Catholic Culture.]
  • “St. Robert Bellarmine, Conciliarism, and the Limits of Papal Power”, by Prof. Christian D. Washburn, Ph.D., Perichoresis, Volume 18, No. 6 (2020): pp. 21–40. Available at Scholar Portal Journals, ResearchGate.net, and Academia.edu (© Emanuel University of Oradea). [Note: We have assumed that this text was published on these websites by the lawful copyright-holder. If this is not the case, please advise us by comment so that we may immediately delete the links.]
  • Tradition and the Church, by Msgr. George Agius, D.D., J.C.D., (Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 2005). With Imprimatur. The ebook may be purchased for worth-it price at TAN Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, and Google Play Books. The printed book may be purchased for worth-it price at Biblio.com and AbeBooks.
  • The True and the False Infallibility of the Popes: A Controversial Reply to Dr. Schulte, by Joseph Fessler, translated from the 3rd edition and with an Introduction by Ambrose St. John of the Oratory (London: Burns and Oates, 1875). With the Approbation of Blessed Pope Pius IX. Available in various formats (pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another impress (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1875) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library.

C. History of Transmission


III. The Traditio of Divine Revelation Ad Extra

See part III on the page Evangelization and Missions.


IV. The Reception of Divine Revelation

A. The Individual’s Response

A.1 Supernatural Gift and Virtue of Faith

See also the texts listed on the pages Ethics and Moral Law and Grace and Salvation.

A.2. Motives of Credibility (may be merged later with A.3)

This is only a select list of texts focused on the theology of motives of credibility and their objective and external probative value. The texts making actual arguments for the credibility of the true Faith are more extensively listed on the page Apologetics.

  • “Motives of Credibility”, by Bro. Hilary Mulcahy, O.P., Dominicana, Vol. 13, No. 3 (September 28): pp. 187-192. Available in pdf format through the issue page of Dominicana.
  • Reasons to Believe: Natural Theology, by Msgr. Lawrence Moran & Ronald J. Eldred. 248 pages. Available in pdf format (on this page) at Reasons to Believe: Catholic Apologetics.
  • Revealed Religion, from the “Apologie des Christenthums” of Professor Franz Hettinger, edited with an Introduction on the Assent of Faith by Henry Sebastian Bowden of the Oratory (London: Burns & Oates, 1895). With Imprimatur. Available at Google Books. Also available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive, and a third copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another imprint (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet & Co., 1895), with Imprimatur, is available in pdf format at the University of Toronto Libraries. [N.B., The book contains: an Introduction on the Assent of Faith; chapters on the Possibility of Revelation, the Necessity of Revelation, Miracles and Prophecy, the Credibility of the Gospels, the Divinity of Christ, Prophecy and Fulfilment, and Christ and Christianity; and an appendix on the Tubingen Theory.]

A.3. Natural Psychology of Belief (may be merged later with A.2)

This index focuses on the texts that discuss the psychology of faith considered in its natural dimension, including the subjective probative value of the motives of credibility. The actual proofs evidencing the credibility of the true Faith are more extensively discussed by the texts listed on the preceding list and on the page Apologetics.

  • An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent, by Blessed John Henry Newman. On  Dogmatic Theology, Faith. May be read online on Newman Reader (The National Institute for Newman Studies, 2007).
  • The Grounds of Faith: Four Lectures delivered in St. George’s Church, Southwark [or, Manning’s Lectures on the Grounds of Faith], by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Lambert, 1852). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive. [Listed on the Table of Contents are: Revealed truth definite and certain; The church a historical witness; The church a divine witness; Rationalism the legitimate consequence of private judgment]
  • Revealed Religion, from the “Apologie des Christenthums” of Professor Franz Hettinger, edited with an Introduction on the Assent of Faith by Henry Sebastian Bowden of the Oratory (London: Burns & Oates, 1895). With Imprimatur. Available at Google Books. Also available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive, and a third copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another imprint (New York, Cincinnati: Fr. Pustet & Co., 1895), with Imprimatur, is available in pdf format at the University of Toronto Libraries. [N.B., The book contains: an Introduction on the Assent of Faith; chapters on the Possibility of Revelation, the Necessity of Revelation, Miracles and Prophecy, the Credibility of the Gospels, the Divinity of Christ, Prophecy and Fulfilment, and Christ and Christianity; and an appendix on the Tubingen Theory.]
  • “A Saint for Our Times: Newman on Faith, Fallibility, and Certitude “, by Prof. Logan Paul Gage, Ph.D., Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2020): pp. 60-76. Available in pdf format on this page of PhilArchive , and on this page of PhilPapers.

B. The Response of Ecclesial and Secular Society

See also the texts listed on the page Social Teaching.

D. Infidelity


Currently Unsorted

  • Aeterni Patris, Encyclical, On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy, by Pope Leo XIII (promulgated on 4 August 1879). Available at EWTN Library and The Summa.info
  • Certain difficulties felt by Anglicans in Catholic teaching considered: in a letter addressed to the Rev. E.B. Pusey, on occasion of his Eirenicon of 1864; and in a letter addressed to the Duke of Norfolk, on occasion of Mr. Gladstone’s Expostulation of 1874, by John Henry Newman, 1801-1890 (London : Pickering, 1876). Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Book contributor: University of Toronto).
  • The chief points of difference between the Catholic and Protestant creeds, by F. Laun. (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1915). With Imprimatur. May be read online or downloaded in multiple formats at Open Library.
  • Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 38, no. 3, Ecclesiam Apostolicam (Fall 2011). Indexed at Communio, from which “The Infallibility of the Church: A Marian Mystery” by Roch Kereszty may be downloaded in PDF format.
  • “Contraception and the Infallibility of the Ordinary Magisterium,” by Germain Grisez and John C. Ford, S.J., Theological Studies, 39 (1978): 258–312. Available in PDF format at The Way of the Lord Jesus (copyright 2009).
  • Decrees and canons of the Vatican Council. Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies; Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California). [NB, The decree Dei Filius set out the dogma on the relation between reason and revelation]
  • Decree of Approval of some theses contained in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas and proposed to the Teachers of Philosophy, by the Sacred Congregation of Studies, translated from Latin by Hugh McDonald. Latin-English text available on this page of the home page of Hugh McDonald.
  • An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, John Henry Newman. On Fundamental Theology, Revelation, Tradition, Ecclesiology. May be read online on Newman Reader. (electronic copyright, The National Institute for Newman Studies, 2007).
  • Essays on religion and literature, Volume 2, by various authors, edited by Henry Edward Manning (London: Longsman, Green, and Co., 1865). Second Series. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Freedom of Science, by Joseph Donat (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). According to Open Library, it has the following sections: The freedom of science and its philosophical basis; Freedom of research and faith; The liberal freedom of research; Freedom of teaching; Theology.
  • Humani Generis: Encyclical Concerning some False Opinions Threatening to Undermine the Foundations of Catholic Doctrine, Pope Pius XII, August 12, 1950. May be read online at the Holy See.
  • Is It Catholic? [A compilation of resources on alleged private revelations] Available at Catholic Doors Ministry.
  • Lamentabili Sane: Syllabus Condemning The Errors Of The Modernists, by the Holy Roman and Universal Inquisition, July 3, 1907. May be read online at EWTN Library. A list of errors held by Modernists.
  • Lectures: The Four Great Evils of the Day, The Sovereignty of God, The Grounds Of Faith, by Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Purpose of the Papacy, by Bishop John S. Vaughan (London: Sands & Co.; St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A.: B. Herder, 1910). Available at Project Gutenberg.
  • The Spirit of Catholicism, by Karl Adam. Dogma, Grace, Salvation, Church. [Link deleted pending copyright check.] [NB: This book is highly recommended by Dave Armstrong and Scott Hahn. Having read it repeatedly myself, I heartily agree with their approbation.]
  • The temporal mission of the Holy Ghost: or, Reason and revelation, by Cardinal Manning, Henry Edward, 1808-1892 (1865). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • What is the Catholic Church?, by Fr Stephen Wang. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Catholic Truth Society, which states that it provides “An introduction to the world’s oldest institution founded by Jesus Christ”.

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