Anf-02 ii.i Pg 15.1
Anf-02 ii.iii.xi Pg 4.1
Anf-02 vi.iv.vii.x Pg 14.1
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xlv Pg 27
In this beautiful testimony of our author to the sanctity of marriage, and the blessedness of its fruits, I see his austere spirit reflecting the spirit of Christ so tenderly and so faithfully, in the love of children, that I am warmly drawn to him. I cannot give him up to Montanism at this period of his life and labours. Surely, he was as yet merely persuaded that the prophetic charismata were not extinct, and that they had been received by his Phrygian friends, although he may still have regarded them as prophesying subject to all the infirmities which St. Paul attributes even to persons elevated by spiritual gifts. (1 Cor. xiv.) Why not recognize him in all his merits, until his open and senile lapse is complete?
Anf-03 v.iv.vi.viii Pg 51 in an ecstasy, that is, in a rapture,5578
Duntaxat spiritalem: These words refer to the previous ones, “not spoken by human sense, but with the Spirit of God.” [Of course here is a touch of his fanaticism; but, he bases it on (1 Cor. xiv.) a mere question of fact: had these charismata ceased?]
5578 Amentia. whenever an interpretation of tongues has occurred to him; let him show to me also, that any woman of boastful tongue5579
5579 Magnidicam. in his community has ever prophesied from amongst those specially holy sisters of his. Now all these signs (of spiritual gifts) are forthcoming from my side without any difficulty, and they agree, too, with the rules, and the dispensations, and the instructions of the Creator; therefore without doubt the Christ, and the Spirit, and the apostle, belong severally5580
5580 Erit. to my God. Here, then, is my frank avowal for any one who cares to require it.
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 14
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