Three Views of Doctrine: Three Phases of Newman's Life

Benjamin John King

in Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199548132
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720383 | DOI:

Series: Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology

Three Views of Doctrine: Three Phases of Newman's Life

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This chapter shows three different stages of Newman's life across the 19th century. Whether as leader of the Oxford Movement, as founder of the Littlemore community and Birmingham Oratory, or eventually as Cardinal, each stage shaped his writing on the Alexandrian Fathers. The first period (broadly covering the 1830s) came to an end with Newman's alienation from the Anglican Church after Number 90 of the Tracts for the Times. The second period (the 1840s and 1850s) ended with alienation from the Catholic Church after ‘On Consulting the Faithful’, which forced Newman in the third period (the 1860s and 1870s) to turn to scholastic theology. By examining his view of doctrine in each period, a general introduction to Newman's writings on the Fathers is given.

Keywords: Newman; 19th century; Oxford Movement; Littlemore; Birmingham Oratory; Anglican Church; Tracts for the Times; Catholic Church; scholastic theology; doctrine

Chapter.  19558 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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