- 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 investigates Newman’s literary style as it changed over time, paying special attention to the ways in which his Catholic writings depart from the Tractarian reserve and tendency towards abstraction that often govern his earlier prose. Much of the scholarship regarding Newman’s literary style, both in poetry and in prose, has tended to emphasize the influence of the Tractarian doctrine of reserve and the parallel exercise of authorial control through such devices as omission and reticence. This chapter argues that such characterizations are most pertinent to his earlier works, whereas a significant turn towards the anthropological, manifested in a growing openness to the physical and social dimensions of earthly life, may be discerned in Newman’s later prose.
Mary C. Frank is an independent scholar living in Alabama.
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