GRACEWING
Blessed John Henry Newman

The Works of Blessed John Henry Newman

The Birmingham Oratory Millennium Edition


Series Editor: James Tolhurst DD


An admirable new edition—The Catholic Herald


This series is warmly welcomed—New Directions






Vol XII

AN ESSAY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE
Introduced and edited by James Tolhurst


Newman’s Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine is one of the most ground-breaking and influential theological works since the Reformation. Written in the lead up to Newman’s conversion from the Anglican to the Catholic Church, it traces how early Christianity developed into Catholicism and has been described as doing for theology what Darwin did for biology. It is frequently referenced in debates about how Church teaching develops—what is authentic development and what isn’t. “A more intimate apprehension of original dogma” was John Henry Newman’s verdict on his Essay on the Development of Christian Dogma. He completed it in 1845 and thirty-three years later thoroughly revised it. The two versions are here compared in a new edition, tracing the process of Newman’s developing thoughts—with footnotes and appendices to bring out the importance of this seminal work, which in theological terms ranks alongside The Origin of Species. This is the first critical edition of the Essay. The editor, Newman scholar James Tolhurst, provides detailed notes on the many patristic and historical references in the text which may baffle the modern reader. In an illuminating Introduction he sets the historical context and summarises Newman’s idea of development. He also teases out the many revisions which Newman made to his original 1845 text when he revised it in 1878. The result is an edition which makes this classic text accessible both for Newman scholars and for the general reader.

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Other volumes in this series


Vol I

LECTURES ON THE PRESENT POSITION OF CATHOLICS


Introduced and edited by Andrew Nash



978 085244 443 6   £25hb



Vol II

SERMONS NOTES


Introduced and edited by James Tolhurst


978 085244 444 3   £25hb




Vol III

RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE UNIVERSITIES AND BENEDICTINE ESSAYS


Introduced and edited by Katherine Tillman


978 085244 449 8   £25hb



Vol IV

ARIANS OF THE FOURTH CENTURY


Introduced and edited by Archbishop Rowan Williams


978 085244 448 1   £25hb



Vol V

CHURCH OF THE FATHERS


Introduced and edited by Frank McGrath


978 085244 447 4   £25hb



Vol VI

DISCOURSES ADDRESSED TO MIXED CONGREGATIONS


Introduced and edited by James Tolhurst


978 085244 455 9   £25hb



Vol VII

DISCUSSIONS AND ARGUMENTS


Introduced and edited by Gerard Tracey


978 085244 453 5   £25hb




Vol VIII

TWO ESSAYS ON BIBLICAL AND ON ECCLESIASTICAL

MIRACLES


Introduced by Bishop Geoffrey Rowell

Edited by James Tolhurst


978 085244 456 6   £25hb



Vol  IX

SERMONS PREACHED ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS


Introduced and edited by James Tolhurst


978 085244 408 5   £25hb




Vol X

TRACTS FOR THE TIMES

Introduced and edited by James Tolhurst


978 085244 749 9  £25hb


Vol XI
LOSS AND GAIN
Edited and Introduced by Sheridan Gilley


978 085244 410 8  £25hb   







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S E R M O N S P R E A C H E D O N V A R I O U S O C C A S I O N S ( V o l. I X )


J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n


I n tr o d u c ti o n a n d N o t e s b y J a m e s T o l h u r st D D


J o h n H e n r y N e w m a n p o i n ts o u t i n t h e P r e f a c e t o t h e o ri g i n a l e d it i o n , t h a t h is s e ri e s o f S e r m o n s P r e a c h e d o n V a ri o u s O c c a si o n s w a s 't h e r e s u lt o f e x t e r n a l ci r c u m st a n c e s r a t h e r t h a n o f a n y s e t p u r p o s e o f h is o w n '. T h e p a rt ic u l a r e x t e r n a l ci r c u m st a n c e s w e r e t h e e st a b li s h m e n t o f t h e C a t h o li c U n i v e r si t y o f Ir el a n d ( w h ic h a c c o u n t e d f o r t h e fi r st ei g h t s e r m o n s) , t h e r e st o r a ti o n o f t h e C a t h o li c h ie r a r c h y i n E n g l a n d a n d W a le s (s e r m o n s 9 a n d 1 0 ), t h e R is o r g i m e n t o i n It a ly a n d it s r e p e r c u s si o n s o n t h e p a p a c y (s e r m o n 1 5 ) a n d t h e d e a t h o f t w o fr ie n d s, D r W e e d a ll a n d J a m e s H o p e S c o tt (s e r m o n s 1 3 a n d 1 4 ). N e w m a n a d d e d h is t w o -p a rt s e r m o n o n S t P h ill i p (s e r m o n 1 2 ) t o m a k e u p t h e t o t a l i n t h e fi r st e d it i o n .

T h e s e r m o n s o n t h e si t u a ti o n o f t h e C h u r c h i n E n g l a n d a n d W a le s, a n d t h e n o f t h e p a p a c y it s el f i n It a ly , r e fl e c t t h e t u m u lt u o u s ti m e s o f t h e m i d -n i n e t e e n t h c e n t u r y : a d e fi n i n g o f t h e r o le o f C a t h o li ci s m i n t h e d e v el o p m e n t o f t h e m o d e r n w o rl d .


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