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Difficulties: the Virgin Mary

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Difficulties: the Virgin Mary

Pusey was one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. He became Regius professor of Hebrew at Oxford at the age of 28, in 1828, After Newman's conversion, the two men dod not meet for twenty years. In his 'Eirenicon', Pusey argued that the extravagant language used by Roman Catholics about Our Lady was one of the major obstacles in the way of union between the Churches; he singled out St. Louise Marie de Montfort's writings for especial condemnation. Newman's response, published in 1864, is as relevant today as it was then.

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The Creeds: Arians of the fourth century

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The Creeds: Arians of the fourth century

Arians of the fourth century was Newman's first book, published in 1833. In this extract, Newman i discussing the place of the Creed and meditating on the difference between the early Christians and their descendants. At this time, as we know from the Catechetical lectures of St Cyril of Jerusalem, it was not until after their entry into the Church that Christians were allowed full access to the Scriptures. They accepted the Church and its teaching rather than judging which teachings would fit with their lifestyles.

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Tracts for the Times

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Tracts for the Times

Newman was a founder member and leader of the 'Oxford Movement', so called because its centre was Oriel College, Oxford (illustrated). It aimed to emphasise the Catholic heritage of the Anglican Church and to combat the secularising mood of the age. This is the first of what turned into 90 'Tracts for the Times'.

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Newman and History

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Newman and History

Newman was a great advocate of a university education, but he feared the effect of what he called 'liberalism in religion'. This blog exists in the tension between those two ideas.

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