Richard Downey

Richard
Downey
1881
1953

English Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Liverpool

Author Quotes

Man... has a body and a soul... it is a spirit, immortal, and endowed with intelligence and free will. Soul is not just another word for spirit. Animals have souls, but their souls are not spirits. Only man's soul is a spirit; in man is the only kind of spirit that is a soul... There is an obvious difference between a living human body and a corpse. That difference is the soul.

Agnosticism denies to the human mind a power of attaining knowledge which it does possess... Agnosticism, as such, is a theory about knowledge and not about religion.

The fact of our being able to form abstract or universal ideas is, in itself, a proof of the immateriality, or, as it is technically called, the spirituality of the soul, a proof that the soul is, in its essence, independent of matter.

The soul is not composed of parts, and therefore cannot perish by being resolved into constituents.

Author Picture
First Name
Richard
Last Name
Downey
Birth Date
1881
Death Date
1953
Bio

English Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Liverpool