How to Analyze Catholic Doctrine

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“Analyzing the source, type, intention, assumption, scope, reception, and interrelation of magisterial statements can help to distinguish their abiding principles from their changeable expressions and applications. These criteria can also be used to evaluate whether two seemingly incompatible magisterial statements are discontinuous with each other, which is precisely what the following chapters will attempt to do with Cantate Domino from the Council of Florence and Lumen Gentium from the Second Vatican Council.”

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