May 13, 2009

Development of Doctrine

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Our 13th meeting took place at The Flying Saucer on Friday May 1, 2009. The topic was "Development of Doctrine" (see preview, below).

We focused upon our subject as presented by John Henry Newman in his Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. Six people, as many as would comfortably fit around one bench on the patio of the Flying Saucer, discussed the topic quite thoroughly.

We drank to the memory of the good Cardinal, and concluded by considering what might be some of the weaknesses of his theory (a not incongruous juxtaposition, I am sure). We all seemed to be of the opinion that the theory is successful--a satisfying construal of the evidence at hand.