The Anglican Newman was a pastor of souls, a University teacher, and a student of Christian history and theology. His studies were never purely theoretical. Informed by pastoral experience, they were above all shaped by his insight into the needs of the present.
His father, John Newman, was a banker and a nominal Anglican. His mother, Jemima Foudrinier Newman, had come from a family which were originally French Hugenot refugees, and which enjoyed a certain affinity with the Evangelical movement within Anglicanism.
In Newman entered a private boarding-school at Ealing. There he gained mastery of Latin, and honed his skills in the violin. This seemed to cause for Newman some significant distress. He speaks of this time as a critical transitional period in his life.
Although he had been raised as a member of the Church of England, it was a significant change in his life. As a result of the experience he resolutely committed himself to a life of celibacy and evangelism. In he entered Trinity College, Oxford. After graduation he won a Fellowship at Oriel College, Oxford and while there began to develop a friendship with Edward Pusey.
He was ordained a deacon in the Anglican church inand, at the instigation of Pusey, took the curacy of St. InNewman served as vice-principal to Richard Whatley at St. Albans Hall and on May 29, he was ordained into the Anglican priesthood. From to Newman served as a tutor at Oriel College.
Here he was to find friends who would eventually be a part of a significant religious movement in England. From to he served as examiner for the B. When, inthe position of Vicar opened at St.
He became well known as an excellent preacher. It was about this time that Newman began to study early Church history and the apostolic Fathers. He found that there were a number of significant doctrines taught in the early Church that had been reject by Anglicans, especially teachings on the sacraments and apostolic succession.
He attempted to give an account for this state of the Church and began to attribute it to the influence of Protestantism.
When Newman was elected to the Oxford branch of the Evangelical oriented Church Missionary Society as treasurer inhe was still overtly Low church and Protestant although he preferred the term Reformed.
Yet he had a growing interest in the High church hierarchically structured and liturgical. When he had objected to the doctrine of certain Evangelical sermons preached at the Society he failed to win the election to the position the following year, but he later withdrew from the Society anyway on the ground that there was no mechanism of enforcing authority within the Society.
He was responding to what he saw as "liberal" tendencies in the church: Neither did Newman have much patience for Dissenters who appealed to the doctrine of personal judgment, and the Bible as sole authority.
This was particularly vulgar to Newman, both because of his growing appreciation for the authoritative place of the church, as well as his understanding that "personal judgment" ultimately leads to schism which results in heresy.
After the departure from the Society in Newman served as university select preacher from to He went on an extended trip to southern Europe with Froude in During his travels Newman witnessed Catholic services and visited Rome.
One of the topics of discussion was the conditions on which the Anglican reunion with the Catholic church could be based. He was disappointed to learn that it would not happen without total acceptance of the Council of Trent.
As he contemplated what he saw he began to develop mixed feelings about Roman Catholicism.
While on the trip Newman and Froude called for poetry as a new polemical vehicle in which the truths of the Anglican church could be expressed. They would be published as Lyra Apostolica He also wrote what later came to be quite a famous hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light.John Henry  Newman >The English cardinal and theologian John Henry  Newman () was a >leading figure in the Oxford movement .
After his conversion to Rome, his >qualities of mind and literary style won him a position of respect among >English intellectuals and theologians.
» Cardinal Newman» About Newman» Cardinal John Henry Newman Born in , baptised in the Church of England, Newman became a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford in , an Anglican clergyman in and Vicar of the Oxford University Church in The Anglican Newman was a pastor of souls, a University teacher, and a student of Christian.
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Mar 28, · The British Catholic Authors collection of the John J. Burns Library spans a period of almost years, stretching from the early years of British Catholic revival under figures such as Cardinal John Henry Newman, C.O. () to contemporary figures such as Hilaire Belloc () and Graham Greene ().
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