Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 18 June 2019

Abstract and Keywords

At its foundation, the Oxford Movement was characterized by a theory of religious knowledge drawn from Joseph Butler’s Analogy of Religion and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, a theory which had particular influence on John Keble. Later, Keble’s original insights into religious knowledge were developed by Richard Hurrell Froude and John Henry Newman, and passed on to their students at Oriel and to others who came under their influence. This distinctive theory of knowledge, and especially of religious knowledge, was at the heart of the Movement’s varied intellectual contributions and inspired its activities. However, this theory of knowledge did not receive a full expression in any of their books, except perhaps in Newman’s University Sermons.

Keywords: Analogy of Religion, Joseph Butler, ethos, Nicomachean Ethics, private judgement, probability, real and notional knowledge, reserve

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.