Thus far, the blog has confined itself to Newman's own writings. Here I offer the first of a short series which updates our understanding of Pope St Leo's role in the formulation of the Petrine claims. They will, I hope, help to fix what Newman meant by the developing understanding of doctrine.
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Leo the Great
For Newman, the Council of Chalcedon in 451 is a crucial piece of evidence in favour of the authority of the See of St Peter. As more recent scholarship has added to what was known by Newman, I have endeavoured to update his account of the role of Pope St. Leo the Great