- 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
The bishops, theologians, and monastics of the early centuries of Christianity were often the guides for Newman’s thoughts, writings, and actions in his own day. Newman was one of the first in the Western Church to retrieve Athanasius’s doctrine of deification, so his pre-eminence in the nineteenth-century revival of patristic scholarship is deserved. But this chapter also demonstrates his lack of scholarly distance or historical consciousness. It covers the ground from Newman’s earliest encounter with the Alexandrian Fathers Clement, Origen, and Athanasius, to his engagement with the Latin Fathers Augustine and Pope Leo I, to later doubts about the theology of Clement and Origen, and finally to aligning the theology of the Alexandrians with the Latin Fathers.
Benjamin J. King is Associate Professor of Church History at the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee.
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