Truth and Error

Truth and Error

See also logic.

the branch of logic dealing with truth and error. — alethiologist, n.alethiological, adj.
1. the condition of being in error.
2. the tendency to be in error or the capacity for being in error; fallibility.
anything that is patently false or untrue; a fallacy.
an assertion of doubtful truth or accuracy, as with some statements in Pliny’s Natural History.
the force or process of divine inspiration; the power by which the Holy Spirit reveals truth to men. — theopneustic, theopneusted, adj.
a self-evident, obvious truth. — truistic, truistical, adj.
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I thank the Cardinal for again echoing these words in our ears because "the drama of religion and the combat of truth and error are ever one and the same."
Accordingly, a royalist divine, John Spencer, cites Ecclesiastes and its emphasis on "happiness" as a biblical analogue of the national joy at the Restoration; whereas Milton in Paradise Lost alludes to the same biblical text to identify happiness as open engagement between truth and error, whether in the debate between Abdiel and Satan, Satan's seduction of Eve, or the clarity of the Son's vision and narration during the celestial dialogue in book 3 of the epic.
But "teaching infallibly" normally suggests an extraordinary declaration made with a clear and explicit use of the hierarchy's God-given authority to decide between truth and error in matters of revealed doctrine.