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Published by B.H. Greene in Boston .
Written in English


  • Newman, John Henry, -- 1801-1890.,
  • Northcote, J. Spencer -- 1821-1907.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsChurch of England,
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 39-86.
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15133261M

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The Greatest Writer of the 19th Century» Brownson's Writings» Newman's Theory of Christian Doctrine Newman's Theory of Christian Doctrine. Brownson’s Quarterly Review, January, ART. II. — The Fourfold Difficulty of Anglicanism, or the Church of England tested by . the development of Christian doctrine is not a new theory as it has been implicitly assumed more or less by theologians throughout the course of histo ry (, The Essay on the Development of. The book before us [Newman's Development of Christian Doctrine] appears to have been designed to indicate, to some extent, the process by which its gifted author passed in his own mind from Anglicanism to Catholicity, and to remove the principal objections to the Catholic Church, which he himself had raised in his previous publications.   Newman’s Development of Christian Doctrine is remarkable for both the breadth and depth of its analysis; and it illustrates its own thesis, because it is in organic continuity with the theory of tradition and development championed by the early Church Fathers. In it, Newman crafted a comprehensive framework for understanding the development of dogma, one.

An Essay On the Development of Christian Doctrine is not a short easy read but it is well worth reading nonetheless. In it, John Henry Newman clearly sums up the teachings from a large number of early church thinkers (otherwise known as Church Fathers). He also explains how many modern issues relate back to the early Church/5. Books shelved as christian-doctrine: Chosen By God: Know God's Perfect Plan for His Glory and His Children by R.C. Sproul, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewi. In Newman sealed his fate with the lengthy Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, hereafter, ‘Essay’. It enters into the middle of what is often considered the three ‘epochs’ or phases of Newman’s life; his Anglican years, his conversion to Catholicism and his ecclesiological writings, particularly on papal infallibility. The following pages were not in the first instance written to prove the divinity of the Catholic Religion, though ultimately they furnish a positive argument in its behalf, but to explain certain difficulties in its history, felt before now by the author himself, and commonly insisted on by Protestants in controversy, as serving to blunt the force of its prima facie and general claims on our /5(3).

Full text of "Newman's theory of Christian doctrine" See other formats. An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, reprinted here from the imprint in a handsome new papaerback edition, 'is rightly regarded as one of the most seminal theological works ever to be written, 'says Ian Ker in the foreword. 'It remains,' Ker continues, 'the classic text for the theology of the development of doctrine, a branch of theology which has become especially Pages: An Evaluation of John Henry Newman’s. Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. by Dr. Norman L. Geisler Introduction More properly this evaluation should be titled A Defense of the Roman Catholic Claim to be the one true Church with Explanation of the Changing Doctrines and Practices of Rome throughout the Centuries in Terms of the Development of Doctrine. “Convictions change, habits of mind endure” stated John Henry Newman as he reflected in upon his uncertainty and ambivalence during his long discernmen.