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Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England

Benjamin J. King


John Henry (later Cardinal) Newman is widely known to have been devoted to reading the Church Fathers. By exploring which Fathers interested Newman most and when, using both published and archive material, this book demonstrates the influence of the various Alexandrian theologians in different periods of Newman's life. In each of these periods, the book draws a causal connection between the patristic theology Newman was reading and his own developing theology, revealing how key events in these periods changed the theologian's interpretation of the Fathers. The book argues that ultimately Newma ... More

Keywords: Newman, Church Fathers, Alexandrian theologians, patristic theology, interpretation of the Fathers, Council of Nicaea, Athanasius, Origen, translations of Athanasius, neo-Thomism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199548132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin J. King, author
Assistant Professor of Church History, School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee
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