Viewing entries in
Lectures

Pius IX and the English

Comment

Pius IX and the English

In this second extract from Newman's lecture in Birmingham in 1880, Newman reflects on the way in which the personality of the Pope had impacted on the way Protestants saw the Catholic Church.

Comment

Protestants and Catholics in England

Comment

Protestants and Catholics in England

Speaking in Birmingham in 1880, Newman reflected on the great changes he had seen in his lifetime in the relationship between Protestants and Catholics. Acknowledging that not all the problems created by a history of mistrust had been overcome, he still thought things much better - and headed to be even more so.

Comment

Praying for the conversion of England

Comment

Praying for the conversion of England

Speaking on the 'conversion of England' was a controversial topic in 1880, but as this extract shows, Newman, whilst always admiring the martyrs of the past, was less enamoured of the efforts of those who ruled the country.

Comment

The unchanging Church

Comment

The unchanging Church

In this final extract, Newman notes that whatever the world does, the Church will stand, as it always has, as Christ said it would. The blood of the martyrs will nurture it [the photograph is a relic of St Thomas Becket].

Comment

Miracles

Comment

Miracles

In this fourth extract, Newman deals with the Protestant objection to miracles, remarkable, he thinks, for those adhering to a faith based on the Incarnation and Resurrection.

Comment

Tradition

Comment

Tradition

In this second extract, Newman, in best satirical vein, points out the root of the anti-Catholic prejudice he has been describing; little changes in some circles.

Comment

Religious doubt

Comment

Religious doubt

In this essay, published in 1866, Newman deals with the issue of doubt, which is, he thinks, one of the worst enemies we encounter; the Catholic Church's place as the rock upon which faith is based is important here.

Comment

Dangers: liberalism

Comment

Dangers: liberalism

In the Biglietto speech, marking his promotion to Cardinal, Newman gave his most forthright warning of the dangers facing the Church; a prophetic moment.

Comment

Faith

Comment

Faith

In this final extract from Newman's lectures on Justification, he considers the nature of faith.

Comment

Atonement

Comment

Atonement

In this extract from the ninth of Newman's lectures on Justification, he considers the place of the Atoning love of Christ.

Comment

Newman: Justification

Comment

Newman: Justification

In this third extract from the 'Lectures on Justification', Newman proposes that Luther might be preferred to St Augustine, although he does not think they are in contradiction.

Comment

Babylon

Comment

Babylon

In this final extract from Newman's Essay on the 'Protestant idea of the Anti-Christ' written in 1840, he explores the limitation of the Protestant view that the Pope is the 'Son of Perdition'.

Comment

The Catholic Church: AntiChrist?

Comment

The Catholic Church: AntiChrist?

This essay, written whilst Newman was still an Anglican in 1840, shows him alive, even then, to the problems which the habit of some Protestants of labelling Rome as 'the AntiChrist' posed to Anglicans.

Comment