The Soul of a Priest by Leo Herbert Lehmann

“Papalism proclaims that all men have been redeemed by the sacrificial death of Jesus. Yet it has developed a dogmatic system that actually denies that redemption, even in another world, except to those who conform in every particular to its rules and regulations. It is more concerned about the doctrines and dogmas which it has evolved to preserve its external structure than in the saving message of Christ as set forth in the New Testament. Its basic defect is that it has restored a religious and social system which Christ severely condemned. It seeks to redeem mankind by a man-made system from which Christ freed us. It has restored the old fatalism of the Orient, which affirms that man is, and must ever remain, a mere creature of dust to be ruled to the end by external laws. It thus denies the sovereignty of the individual soul, the sonship of each with the Fatherhood of God, and of the full brotherhood of all men through Christ.” — Leo Lehmann, from The Soul of a Priest.

“The stirring odyssey of a soul thirsting after grace and truth.” — Agora Publications.

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Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Conversions And Perversions
  • 2. My Boyhood In Catholic Ireland
  • 3. Seminary Days
  • 4. Rome
  • 5. Priest — By The Rite Of Rome
  • 6. South Africa
  • 7. My Duel With The Jesuits
  • 8. America
  • 9. Priestly Uselessness
  • 10. “The Valley Of Achor”
  • 11. My Clearing Vision Of Christ
  • 12. The Call Of Conscience

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Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
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