Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
John Henry NewmanA Biography$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ian Ker

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199569106

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569106.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 April 2021

Controversy and Satire

Controversy and Satire

(p.337) 8 Controversy and Satire
John Henry Newman

Ian Ker

Oxford University Press

It was becoming more obvious that John Henry Newman's overall authority was no longer acknowledged and that his view of the Oratory was specifically rejected. Newman concluded that there was a “similitude between the dead records of the past and the feverish chronicle of the present”. He asserted that the argument from analogy plays a continuous and crucial role in his critique of Anglo-Catholicism for identities are discovered and realities revealed through the recognition of analogies. The argument from analogy is deployed effectively and at length in ‘Mysteries of Nature and of Grace’ to show that the difficulties of belief in God are parallel to those of believing in the Catholic Church. Newman would later set up the English Congregation of the Oratory and admitted nine members “five priests, one novice, three lay brothers, and the St. Wilfrid's community. Immediately a problem arose” a foretaste of things to come.

Keywords:   John Henry Newman, Oratory, Anglo-Catholicism, Catholic Church, converts

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .