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More Light Amid the Encircling Gloom

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199250035
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600388 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250030.003.0013
 More Light Amid the Encircling Gloom

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The creation of Anglo Catholicism represents a fresh way to deal with the epistemological crisis at the heart of Western Christianity. John Henry Newman's journey from Evangelicalism to Roman Catholicism can be seen as a valiant effort to find a way to salvage scriptural foundationalism. While he appealed to conscience and judgement, he developed a vision of the infallibility of the Church and of the pope that emerged as a real alternative to Liberal Protestantism and scepticism. Epistemology has by now fully triumphed within Western Christianity.

Keywords: Anglocatholicism; Evangelicalism; foundationalism; infallibility; Liberal Protestantism; Roman Catholicism; scepticism

Chapter.  11255 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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