- 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
Neither Anglicans nor Catholics ever seemed to grasp how inseparable literature and theology were for Newman. His prose fiction, like his poetry, involved complex images and symbols in a network of interconnected references, some obtrusive, some slight and allusive. Though declaring the Catholic Church essentially ‘poetic’ inverted his earlier idealized vision of Anglicanism, this remained a Catholicism with a peculiarly Anglican aesthetic. But if, for those whose interest in Newman is primarily theological, the idea of him as an essentially literary figure seems strange, for those whose knowledge of him is through choral concert performances of ‘The Dream of Gerontius’, the reality is equally strange. Writers are by nature solitary, but Newman was peculiarly solitary. Though he constantly sought community—in Oxford, and later among his fellow Catholics—whether in poetry or prose, his themes concern loneliness.
Stephen Prickett is Regius Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
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