The Faith of Our Fathers: The Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ

4.35 avg rating
( 114 ratings by Goodreads )
9781482717662: The Faith of Our Fathers: The Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

The object of this little volume is to present in a plain and practical form an exposition and vindication of the principal tenets of the Catholic Church. It was thought sufficient to devote but a brief space to such Catholic doctrines and practices as are happily admitted by Protestants, while those that are controverted by them are more elaborately elucidated. The work was compiled by the author during the uncertain hours which he could spare from the more active duties of the ministry. It substantially embodies the instructions and discourses delivered by him before mixed congregations in Virginia and North Carolina. He has often felt that the salutary influence of such instructions, especially on the occasion of a mission in the rural districts, would be much augmented if they were supplemented by books or tracts circulated among the people, and which could be read and pondered at leisure. As his chief aim has been to bring home the truths of the Catholic faith to our separated brethren, who generally accept the Scripture as the only source of authority in religious matters, he has endeavored to fortify his statements by abundant reference to the sacred text. He has thought proper, however, to add frequent quotations from the early Fathers, whose testimony, at least as witnesses of the faith of their times, must be accepted even by those who call in question their personal authority.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


James Gibbons (July 23, 1834 – March 24, 1921) was an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Richmond from 1872 to 1877, and as Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 until his death in 1921. Gibbons was elevated to the cardinalate in 1886, the second American to receive that distinction, after John McCloskey.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


James Cardinal Gibbons
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1482717662 ISBN 13: 9781482717662
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1482717662

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 96.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds