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John Henry Cardinal Newman,Ian Ker
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John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian and later a Catholic cardinal .

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. Series: Notre Dame Series in the Great Books, No 4. Paperback: 480 pages. in the arrangement of its separate parts, and some, not indeed in its matter, but in its text.

John Henry Cardinal Newman begins. Published March 2nd 1994 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published 1845). John Henry Cardinal Newman begins the Essay with a deffinition of development, pointing out that the real problem is how to distinguish true developments from corruptions and decays. An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (Notre Dame Series in the Great Books, No 4). ISBN. 026800921X (ISBN13: 9780268009212).

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John Henry Newman's treatise on Christian belief stands as one of the finest original works of church history in the nineteenth century. A prolific author, educator and priest, John Henry Newman sought to catalog, examine and improve knowledge and understanding of church doctrine.

In this book-length essay, Newman argues that Christian doctrinal "development" is not so much produced by change . John Henry Newman was an Anglican cleric and one of the chief members of the Oxford Movement.

In this book-length essay, Newman argues that Christian doctrinal "development" is not so much produced by change or innovation, as by unfolding what was already implicit in revelation. Later, he converted to Catholicism; writing this book was part of the intellectual process which led to this. Newman was eventually allowed to become a Catholic priest (still unusual at the time for Anglican converts); he did so well that he died a Cardinal. His explanations and defenses of Catholic doctrine.

John Henry Cardinal Newman begins the Essay by defining how true developments in doctrine occur. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine John Henry Newman.

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine John Henry Newman. Revised September, 2001-NR.

John henry cardinal newman. University of notre dame press notre dame, indiana

John henry cardinal newman. University of notre dame press notre dame, indiana. If this be so anywhere, he begs the reader in such cases to understand him as speaking hypothetically, and in the sense of an argumentum ad hominem and à fortiori. In reply to this specious objection, it is maintained in this Essay that, granting that some large variations of teaching in its long course of 1800 years exist, nevertheless, these, on examination, will be found to arise from the nature of the case, and to proceed on a law, and with a harmony and a definite drift, and with an analogy to Scripture.

Ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church in 1825, he converted to Roman Catholicism, being ordained as a priest and later appointed cardinal.

John Henry Newman (1801–1890) remains one of the best-known and influential English churchmen of the nineteenth century. Ordained as a priest in the Anglican Church in 1825, he converted to Roman Catholicism, being ordained as a priest and later appointed cardinal. His works include Grammar of Assent (1870) and Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1865–1866) as well as this Essay (1845), written in the midst of his own religious transformation.

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, reprinted from the 1878 edition, “is rightly regarded as one of the most seminal theological works ever to be written,” states Ian Ker in his foreword to this sixth edition. “It remains,” Ker continues, "the classic text for the theology of the development of doctrine, a branch of theology which has become especially important in the ecumenical era.” John Henry Cardinal Newman begins the Essay by defining how true developments in doctrine occur. He then delivers a sweeping consideration of the growth of doctrine in the Catholic Church from the time of the Apostles to his own era. He demonstrates that the basic “rule” under which Christianity proceeded through the centuries is to be found in the principle of development, and he emphasizes that throughout the entire life of the Church this principle has been in effect and safeguards the faith from any corruption.
  • My son, who is in prison, asked me to look this up online. He thought it was an essay I could copy and send him. I saw that it was a book, and the kind he likes to read, so I bought it and had it sent to him. He loves it, and is really enjoying reading it.

    My son says, "It's VERY interesting. It's above my education level enough to make me work for it, which I love. Guarantees that I'll learn. And the subject is fascinating; I've only just begun it but the author is describing the incredibly complex and numerous processes involved in the development of any grand philosophical, political, or religious system. Very cool. I geek-out on stuff like this."
    My son needs these books to help him grow while he's "planted". An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

  • By the great John Henry Newman (that's "Blessed John Henry Newman to you...!" since his recent beatification) this work is quite simply one of the seminal works of church history of the past 200 years. Making the argument that all the full-blown Catholic doctrine of the modern Roman Catholic Church can be found- in germinal form- in the ceremonial, the prayers and liturgy and the popular devotions of the primitive Church of the 1st and 2nd centuries, Newman's research and writing of this book can be said to have had a profound influence on leading him to his eventual conversion to the Catholic Church from the Church of England. It was life-changing for him and has been - I daresay- life-changing (or at the very least, thought-provoking) for many a reader ever since its original publication in the mid 19th century.
    For those who want to understand Newman's life and doctrine better, this is an indispensable book.

  • The 19th century style and erudition is a lot to tackle. This edition seems to be an imprint of a 19th century edition and can be hard to read. With an investment of effort this tome is a brilliant argument for the Western Christian concept of the development of doctrine. It is a must read for anyone who is serious about Christian theology. Anyone who knows Newman's life knows that he married personal discipline and holiness to academic rigor. Newman is a real theologian, perhaps even a patristics class saint, because he prays and strives. John Henry Newman ora pro nobis!

  • This is the eighth (and final) edition of "An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman from 1878, which includes "various important alterations... in the arrangement of its separate parts, and some, not indeed in its matter, but in its text." It was while the first edition of the work was in the process of being published in 1845 that Newman converted to Catholicism; "it was his intention and wish to have carried his Volume through the Press before deciding finally on this step. But when he had got some way in the printing, he recognized in himself a conviction of the truth of the conclusion to which the discussion leads, so clear as to supersede, further deliberation."

    Newman's conversion was inevitable, as evidenced in the Introduction where he writes the lines chilling to any Christian not in communion with Rome:

    "History is not a creed or a catechism, it gives lessons rather than rules; still no one can mistake its general teaching in this matter, whether he accept it or stumble at it. Bold outlines and broad masses of colour rise out of the records of the past. They may be dim, they may be incomplete; but they are definite. And this one thing at least is certain; whatever history teaches, whatever it omits, whatever it exaggerates or extenuates, whatever it says and unsays, at least the Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth, it is this."

    He follows just a few sentences later with his oft-quoted aphorism: "To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant."

    This work is divided into two parts and the first, "Doctrinal Developments Viewed in Themselves", takes up the first third of the book. Here, Newman looks at the question of development in and of itself: How do ideas develop? What kind of developments take place? Can we expect some kind of authority to referee these developments, and would that authority have to be infallible if we're dealing with Divine Revelation - and what form would that authority take?

    Newman backs up his answers to these questions with the historical record and, importantly, with holy writ:

    "the Kingdom of Heaven" is even compared to "a grain of mustard-seed... which indeed is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree" it "shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof... so is the kingdom of God... the seed should spring and grow up... for the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself."

    So how is true development discerned from heresy or innovation? The answer is the subject of Part 2, "Doctrinal Developments Viewed Relatively to Doctrinal Corruptions"; and wherein the first part is plodding by necessity of its establishing a proof, it is here in the second part where Newman excels as an exegete, an historian, and a writer. It's all the reader can do to keep up as he traces the bark of Peter through the secular currents and heresies which buffeted it from its inception. Historical fact, holy writ, and right reason are woven together in a fascinating depiction of the growth of Christianity using seven measures or "notes" of authenticity. True doctrinal development will:

    1. Preserve its Type
    2. show a Continuity of its Principles
    3. demonstrate Its Power of Assimilation
    4. have a Logical Sequence
    5. be able to Anticipate its Future
    6. Conserve its Past Actions
    7. all while exhibiting Chronic Vigour

    Mostly through the words of ante- and post- Nicene Fathers and the Heresiarchs that challenged them - or provided the grit that produced the pearl of great price, to view them another way - Newman builds a convincing case that the Catholic is indeed the Church Christ founded, and that Protestants have stripped it bare looking for a Church that never existed. I highly recommend this work to all Christians; it will confirm Catholics in their Faith, and raise some serious questions for Protestants and hopefully spur them to further investigation.

    Although you can easily find free online e-versions, for those who prefer a hard copy this 2007 paperback published by Cosimo Classics is very serviceable. It's a photo reproduction so the print has a 1970's-era copier quality - which could have been enlarged to better fit the pages and make for easier reading - but there were no washed out or unreadable words anywhere. All in all it merits the $15-$20 amazon price.

  • This gave me a great understanding of the early church fathers and how they validate todays Catholic/Orthodox liturgy.
    The Development Newman writes about could also be explained as a better and deeper understanding of existing doctrine (rather than, say, some new doctrine).

  • This was an excellent historic treatise. The author was somewhat difficult to read, and there was too much devoted to various heresies for my taste. However, the essay was well worth the effort.

  • Newman's text is, of course, both dense and excellent. My rating and review below pertain solely to this copy of the work:

    This version of the work is not very good. It does not contain the notes in Newman's text (i.e., the information for the references that he is making). It is rather large (although I can hardly complain about that—I should have read the description better before buying it), and it is not complete (my copy lacks section 12 of part 2, as well as the very brief concluding note).

    I've learned my lesson. If you are looking for a copy to make use of in the future, buy yours from a reputable company and not one of these print-on-demand versions.