At the same time he did not impugn the authority of the Church, which he regarded as useful in maintaining external unity.
There is no reason to impugn the soundness of this substantially consentient testimony to the pronunciation Yahweh or Jahveh, coming as it does through several independent channels.
Pecock's idea was that all the statements which he was prepared to impugn came from three false opinions or "trowings," viz.
Yet these two schools of Sufis were never quite similar; on Sunnite soil Sufiism could not openly impugn orthodox views, while in Persia it was saturated with Shiite heresy and the pantheism of the extreme devotees of 'Ali.
Hence the following paragraphs, while they will resume and affirm his principal results, will qualify and impugn some of his positions.