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This book, the author wrote in 1931, is an attempt to judge contemporary ideas in the field of morals, religion, science, evolution, sociology, psychology and humanism in the light of the philosophical daylight called 'common sense.' If at times it criticizes certain views on the grounds of their unreasonableness, it does so to prepare for a view which seems more reasonabl ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Alba House Society of St. Paul (first published June 1931)
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Martin
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In only three words? A MUST READ.

There are perhaps few who could claim to have made a masterpiece in their lifetime, and even less who can claim to have made two or three more. Venerable Fulton J. Sheen is one of these few greats.

First published in Written in 1931, 'Old Errors and New Labels' is one example of how prophetic Fulton Sheen can be. As you read on, you'll see why you'd be forgiven for thinking this book was written in 2014, not 1931.

This is perhaps the second or third time I've enc
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Fr. Ryan Humphries
A must read. In these short essays, the venerable Archbishop brings his unique depth and simplicity to the great questions of the day with surprising accuracy - considering the book was first published in 1931. Everything from paganism to scientism to homosexuality and laziness is addressed. The essay on education is top notch - all of my teachers will be reading it at the beginning of the coming year. Just amazing!
Mitch
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Shelves: theology
Overview of reoccurring social ideas and thoughts that happen in every age and take a new name each time they arise.
Helen
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Utterly prophetic! I highlighted many things, some visible on goodreads and some not, and will be going back over them again. I highly recommend this book. Any review I could write wouldn’t do it justice.
Eduardo Garcia-Gaspar
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Con un estilo elegante, a veces complicado, publicado en 1931, el autor presenta una evaluación de «ideas contemporáneas en el campo moral, religión, ciencia, evolución, sociología, psicología y humanismo» usando un enfoque de sentido común.
Con eso intenta mostrar que lo que «a menudo es llamado "moderno" es solamente una nueva etiqueta de un error viejo y lo que es calificado como "pasado su tiempo" es en realidad "más allá del tiempo" y fuera de modas, como la verdad y la tabla de multiplicar»
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