Statements, Declarations and Infallible Utterances: A Reply to Professor Martinich: PATRICK McGRATH

Religious Studies 16 (4):469-479 (1980)
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In his article ‘Infallibility’ A. P. Martinich has argued that the logical character of infallible utterances has been generally misunderstood. Opponents and supporters of the doctrine of papal infallibility have both assumed, he claims, that infallible utterances are statements; but this is incorrect, for such utterances are not statements, but declarations. Consideration of this point, he believes, would enable us to see that the doctrine of papal infallibility is both coherent and correct



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