John Henry Newman’s classic book An Essay on the Development of Doctrine shows how doctrine isn’t stagnant but in fact develops over time, much like an acorn grows into a sprouting oak tree. In today’s episode, we share the first half of a talk Bishop Barron gave on the book and its influence. (Pick up your Word on Fire Classics edition of Newman’s Development of Doctrine, which includes a Foreword by Bishop Barron!)

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3 comments on “WOF 170: Can Doctrine Really Develop? (Part 1 of 2)

  1. Barbara Mar 21, 2019

    Don’t know if something’s wrong with my browser, but I don’t see the podcast…?

    • Nicholas Hugh Bishop Mar 28, 2019

      Sorry, it’s not a video, but just an auditory recording. Sometimes, that gets us to focus on the actual words and the meaning more clearly.

      • Barbara Apr 11, 2019

        Thanks, I know that a podcast is not a visual medium. However, when I made my post, there simply was no podcast here, they must have forgotten to embed the audio file, now they have changed that and my message looks really idiotic. Never mind. Stuff happens 😉

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