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 July 2019

Abstract and Keywords

Mysticism and sacramentalism were key terms for John Henry Newman, John Keble, and E. B. Pusey because they expressed their understanding of the incarnation and of the relationship of the created order to God. The term ‘mystery’ can describe both the enigmatic character of spiritual knowledge, as it is communicated in Scripture or in the Book of Nature, and the sacramental partaking of the incarnation—that is, the participation in the reality so described. The mystical was closely intertwined with the sacramental for Newman, Keble, and Pusey: the truth which was known was also the life into which one was drawn by participation, illumination, and sanctification.

Keywords: mystery, sacrament, incarnation, Scripture, analogy, creation, participation, John Keble, E. B. Pusey, John Henry Newman

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.