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    Henry Edward Manning (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...personal attributes of our nature, is at the right hand of God, is present in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood? It is enough for us to know, that as truly as the life and substance of the first creation are sustained and perpetuated until now, so in the second, which is the mystical Vine, He is root and trunk, branch and fruit: wholly in us, and we in Him.1 The mysteries of the faith are believed unto salvation, but are analysed with neither blessing nor reward. 3. There is, moreover, yet another and a wider mystery springing up out of the last. The natural body of our Lord Jesus Christ is, as it were, the root out of which, by the power of the Holy Ghost, His mystical body is produced. And therefore He seems to take this title, ' I am the root and the offspring of David:'2 the offspring according to the descent of the first creation, the root as the beginning of the new. 1 ' Non solo sacramento sed re ipsa manducaverunt corpus Christi, in ipso ejus corpore constituti, de quo dicit Apostolus, unus panis, unum corpus multi sumus.'--S. Aug. de Civ. Dei, lib. xxi. c. 20. ' Non enim Christus in capite et non in corpore, sed Christus totus in capite et in corpore.'--S. Aug. Tract, in Joan, xxviii. 2 Rev. xxii. 16. This great work of the regeneration He began to fulfil when, at His descent into hell, He gathered to Himself the saints who of old were sanctified through the hope of His coming. In what way His saints from the beginning were made partakers of the Divine nature, which to us is given through the Incarnation of His Son, God has not as yet revealed. In what way the power of a holy resurrection wrought in their mortal bodies unknown even to themselves, we know as little as they. But we know that they of old could say, ' In my flesh I...
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