On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine was first published in July, 1859, as an article in the Rambler. It was the immediate cause of great controversy both in Rome and in England. Newman did not withdraw his views, but the article was not reprinted or published in England since that time, and appeared only once in an American journal, Cross Currents. Scholars without access to Rambler archives have had to resort to a German translation, and the ordinary reader has had to rely on brief quotation and heresy. This edition of Newman's essay is the first in any language to contain a collated version of the text published in the Rambler for July, 1859, and the abbreviated and amended version of 1871. The book also contains an extract from The Arians of the Fourth Century, which bears on the same subject and amplifies Newman's views.
The Formation of Christian Doctrine is an advanced academic study of how Christian doctrine develops, distinguishing in particular between scholarly term "inventio" and less revelatory process of "invention."
The 'Word' was at the heart of John Henry Newman's endeavors as a preacher and writer, and the 'Word made flesh' was the primary object of his faith as a Christian. In this collection of essays, theologians, philosophers, historians and literary scholars reflect on Newman's engagement with the 'Word' and relate his thought to contemporary developments in their disciplines. The topics discussed include Newman's understanding of the nature of faith and the church, his standing as an ecumenist and a philosopher, and the significance of his literary and theological work in relation to postmodernism. This collection constitues a thoroughgoing and critical analysis of Newman's reputation as a master of the 'Word', both written and proclaimed, and of his status as a thinker of contemporary significance.
Newman's Illative Sense and Accounts of Rationality
Author: Frederick D. Aquino
Publisher: CUA Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An original contribution to Newman studies, the book has an interdisciplinary focus, drawing from recent work in social epistemology, virtue epistemology, and cognitive science. It also takes up issues relevant to the philosophy of religion, epistemology of religious belief, systematic theology, ecumenical dialogue, and studies in John Henry Newman.
Verwirklichung und Wirkungsgeschichte : Studien zur Grundlegung der praktischen Theologie nach John Henry Newman
Author: Günter Biemer
Publisher: Peter Lang
Newmans Begriff «Realize» beinhaltet die gegenseitige Bestimmung von Denken, Reden und Handeln. B. Trocholepczy beschreibt in diesem Sammelband dazu erstmals den Zirkel «aus der spannungsgeladenen Einheit von Denken und Leben Newmans» im Rückgriff auf dessen Kommentarnotizen zum Text der Nikomachischen Ethik: ein Grundlagenbeitrag für die Praktische Theologie. T. Merrigan, Leuven, zeigt an der antagonistischen Verfahrensweise Newmans den Schlüssel zu dessen praktisch-theologischem Denken. R.A. Siebenrock, Innsbruck, entwirft eine «Tiefengrammatik kirchlichen Handelns» am Paradigma Wandel der Kirche. H. Geißler vom «Centre of Newman Friends», Rom, gibt eine andragogische Darstellung von Newmans Topthema «Gewissen und Wahrheit». H.P. Siller analysiert Newmans Begriff der Glaubenserfahrung. G. Biemer zeichnet die Linien von Newmans Katechetik. Der kritischen Rückfrage nach einer Pädagogisierung der Theologie bei Newman stellt sich Lothar Kuld, Weingarten. Zur politischen Wirkungsgeschichte des christlichen Glaubens führen die Forschungsbeiträge von Jakob Knab, Kaufbeuren, und Dermot Fenlon CO, aus Newmans Oratorium in Birmingham. Fenlon resümiert: «Wenn Newman von einem deutschen Papst selig gesprochen wird ... mag es vernunftgemäß erscheinen, dies als Frucht einer christlichen Pädagogik zu verstehen, die in Birmingham ihren Anfang hatte und ihre beeindruckendste Verwirklichung im Dritten Reich fand.»
Catholicism has always recognized the need for a normative doctrinal teaching authority. Yet the character, scope, and exercise of that authority, what has come to be called the magisterium, has changed significantly over two millennia. This book gathers contributions from leading Catholic scholars in considering new factors that must be taken into account as we consider the church's official teaching authority in today's postmodern context. Noted experts in their fields cover many intriguing topics here, including the investigation of theologians that has occurred in recent years, canonical perspectives on such investigations, the role that women religious have played in these issues, the place of the media when problems arise, and possible future ways forward The book concludes with "The Elizabeth Johnson Dossier," a selection of documents essential to understanding the case of Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, whose work was recently the subject of severe criticism by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.Contributors include Bradford Hinze, James Coriden, Colleen Mallon, Ormond Rush, Gerard Mannion, Anthony Godzieba, Vincent Miller, Richard Gaillardetz, and Elizabeth Johnson.
What should we believe, and why should we believe it? This book addresses these questions through a critical exposition of the work of the contemporary philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre and of the theologian George Lindbeck, the father of postliberal theology. The book argues that MacIntyre's philosophical development can be seen as a response to the question of how belief in a comprehensive metaphysical system can be justified. Such a system provides its believers with an account of the nature of the universe and human nature, and a basis for their ethical reasoning and action. The book draws on Lindbeck's cultural-linguistic account of religion to argue that such a system is primarily a way of interpreting the world and the place of humanity within it, rather than a speculative theory. The justification of belief in such systems can be understood in terms of MacIntyre's account of tradition-constituted rationality, provided that this notion of rationality is made more specific by the incorporation of elements of Lindbeck's theology. Equally, the book argues that Lindbeck's theology can be strengthened by the incorporation of elements drawn from MacIntyre's work. This book will be of value to students of philosophy and theology and to the general reader who is interested in the question of the grounds of belief.