This unit will examine the life of John Henry Newman and his context in the Anglican Church. It will explore his role in developing the theology and spirituality of the Oxford Movement and the influence of the Movement on the Anglican Communion and beyond. Newman’s later life in the Catholic Church will also be examined, including his contribution to education both University and secondary, his view on the role of the laity in the Church and his attitude to contemporary issues, such as evolution and Papal Infallibility. An evaluation will be made of his impact on Catholic thought and practice.
Unit code: CH3163C
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3
Unit discipline: Church History
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Situate the main facts concerning the leading figures and the chief events of this study
Assess the influence of the historic context in the shaping of these events and the response of other Christians
Analyse the main primary sources in the light of the overall historic context
Trace the ways in which the main ideas articulated have had an abiding impact on the Anglican and Catholic communities (among others
Evaluate the continuing scholarly impact of Newman on Catholic thought and action, especially in history and theology;
Demonstrate how these ideas can make a contribution to current ecumenical dialogue and the presentation of the Christian message.
60 points of Church History/Spirituality or equivalent
Lecturers and seminars
The set texts are included in the Unit Reader. Each student is provided with a copy of this book (of approx. 200 pages)
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Weekly Seminar Notes (totalling 1,000 words for the semester). These are brief notes or relevant quotes which will enable the participant to contribute to the topic being discussed.
Major Research Project 4,000 words
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2019-03-25 09:41:22 +1100