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Published by Catholic University of America Press in Washington .
Written in English


  • Newman, John Henry, -- 1801-1890,
  • Conscience.

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Edition Notes

SeriesCatholic University of America. Studies in sacred theology, no. 106, Studies in sacred theology -- 2d ser., no. 106.
LC ClassificationsBX4705.N5 K2
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 307 p.
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16535398M
LC Control Number58004844

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John Henry Newman (21 February – 11 August ) was an English theologian and poet, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th was known nationally by the mids, and was canonised as a saint in the Catholic Church in   John Henry Newman also observed that “conscience is not a judgment upon any speculative truth, any abstract doctrine but bears immediately on conduct, on something to be done or not done.” Newman adds, citing Thomas Aquinas, “‘Conscience’, says St. Thomas, ‘is the practical judgment or dictate of reason, by which we judge what hic. John Henry Newman, Oxford scholar and famous English convert to Catholicism (), whose birthday we celebrate on Febru is acknowledged by most for his English prose, his lofty ideas on university education, and his writings on development of Christian doctrine.   In , sixty-two-year-old John Henry Newman wrote, “from first to last, education has been my line.” His career at Oxford had begun with his election in to a fellowship at Oriel College, “at that time the object of ambition of all rising men in Oxford.”.

Blessed John Henry Newman Introduction: Born in London, was a teacher and Anglican clergyman at Oxford he became Roman Catholic and two years later he was ordained a Catholic priest. In he estab­lished the Oratory of St. Philip in England, and in 7 he founded the Catholic University of Ireland.   John Henry Newman’s teachings provide a proper grounding for freedom of conscience and for the Catholic Church’s duty to defend the truth, both to its members and to society in general. In both of these ways, Newman prefigured the Church’s Declaration on Religious Freedom, Dignitatis er, Newman and Dignitatis can help us resist the erroneous notion of the free. Portrait of Cardinal John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais. (Credit: National Portrait Gallery via Wikimedia Commons.) "He didn’t see the teachings of the Church and of our conscience in. 5. Conscience. {} IT seems, then, that there are extreme cases in which Conscience may come into collision with the word of a Pope, and is to be followed in spite of that word. Now I wish to place this proposition on a broader basis, acknowledged by all Catholics, and, in order to do this satisfactorily, as I began with the prophecies of Scripture and the primitive Church, when I spoke of.