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Old 4th January 2011, 01:54 AM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Originally Posted by myLivingBread View Post
It is not the subject of discussion wether if the Assumption of Mary is biblical or not. Rather, we will discuss if the doctrine really did originate from the apostles and if there are early church fathers who know this doctrine.

You see, Protestants are being criticized that our doctrines are neither apostolic nor historical. Now, let's see if this doctrine conform to the standards of the Roman Catholic doctrine.

Please show me evidences from the early church fathers affirming the Bodily Assumption of Mary.

That is not how Catholic doctrine works. We must be careful in arguing with Protestants not to begin with the same erroneous assumptions that they use. There are important truths that remained implicit in Tradition and Scripture for many centuries before being taught explicitly by the Magisterium. So we don't need to prove that the early Church fathers explicitly taught every doctrine.
Ron Conte
Roman Catholic theologian
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