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: CH9163C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Church History
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Situate the main facts concerning the leading figures, the chief events in which they were involved and their most significant works
Assess the influence of the wider historic context in shaping ecclesial events and responses
Analyse the main primary sources in the light of the overall historic and theological context
Trace the ways in which the main ideas articulated have had an abiding impact on the Anglican and Catholic communities and indeed on a wider Christendom
Critique the ways in which these ideas are making a contribution to current ecumenical dialogue and the presentation of the Christian message
Research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner
Seminars and lectures
The set texts are included in the Unit Reader and each student is provided with a copy of this approx. 200 page book. Much of the primary source material is available on internet sources such as ‘The Canterbury project’. The 32 volumes of Newman’s Letters and Diaries are also available.
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Weekly Seminar Notes (totalling 1,000 words for the semester)
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Major Research Project 6,000 word essay on a topic selected by the candidate and approved as viable by the Lecturer.
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:50 +1000