- The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman
- The Oxford Movement
- The Oratory
- Print Culture
- The Church Fathers
- Joseph Butler
- The British Naturalist Tradition
- Richard Whately
- The Anglican Parish Sermons
- Justification: the Doctrine, the Lectures, and Tract 90
- <i>Sensus Fidelium</i>
- Doctrinal Development
- Ecclesiology: the polycentric Church
- Ecumenism, Mariology, and the Papacy
- Political and Social Thought
- Philosophy of Education
- The <i>Apologia</i>
- The Literary Stylist
- Catholic Theological Receptions
- Anglican Theological Receptions
- The University
- Literary Legacy
Abstract and Keywords
Richard Whately (1787-1863) is an intriguing figure in John Henry Newman’s development. Through his mentoring and academic support, he taught the gifted young Newman to think for himself. But intellectual independence came at a price. After a close relationship in the mid-1820s, Newman began to steer a course of his own. In the tumultuous early 1830s, their friendship foundered, as they clashed over key theological issues: the authority of the church, the doctrine of the Trinity, the nature of revelation, and the reasonableness of religious belief. Newman had come to think that Whately's theology endangered orthodox Christianity. This conviction shaped his later opposition to other Oriel Noetics, who thought like Whately. Despite their conflicts, Newman drew on Whately's work in logic and rhetoric to formulate his own theory of the relation between faith and reason.
Geertjan Zuijdwegt is a Researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, working at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies and at the Leuven Institute of Criminology.
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