- 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
This chapter contributes in two ways to a better understanding of the theme of conscience in the thought of John Henry Newman. First, it offers a genealogical account of the formation of Newman’s idea of conscience between his adolescent conversion and the eve of the Tractarian Movement—a period of profound development that has often been misrepresented. Second, it provides a systematic account of Newman’s understanding of conscience as a Roman Catholic. It elaborates on the role of conscience in the development of religious subjectivity, and on its role in the public realm, where it is confronted with the authority of Church and state.
MarrTerrence Merrigan is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven.
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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