Newman and Heresy: The Anglican Years

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This study provides the first systematic account of John Henry Newman's treatment of heresy and heretics in the early Church, and thus sheds light on an area hitherto unexplored in books about Newman.

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"...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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521522137
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

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.

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