"...daunting study of Newman's Anglican writings on the early Christological heresies (Arianism, Sabellianism, etc.). Readers will be grateful for the definition of these many heresies in a glossary with which Thomas begins the book." The Catholic Historical Review
Introduction; Part I. Defence - Arianism and the Church-State Crisis: 1. Heresy and orthodoxy in the evangelical period; 2. The Arians of the fourth century and its background; 3. Newman's Tractarian rhetoric 1833–7; 4. Conclusion: rhetoric and politics; Part II. Attack - Sebellianism and Appolinarianism: Liberalism Unmasked: 5. New directions: the mid-1830s; 6. Patristic research: the edition of Dionysius of Alexandria; 7. The Hampden controversy; 8. Blanco White; 9. Apollinarianism; 10. Tract 73: on the introduction of rationalist principles into revealed religion; 11. The Elucidations on Hampden; 12. Apollinarianism revisited; 13. Sabellianism revisited; 14. Heresy, typology and the encodement of experience; Part III. Retreat and Realignment - Monophysitism and the Collapse of the Via Media: 15. Construction; 16. Collapse; 17. Rhetoric refurbished; Conclusion; References; Bibliography.