It’s one of Newman’s most notorious lines, and a claim I for one wish were untrue:”The Catholic Church holds it better for the sun and moon to drop from heaven, for the earth to fail, and for all the many millions on it to die of starvation in extremest agonyRead More
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- Science’s Equivocal CrisisBy Samuel BellafioreSeptember 22, 2022This essay seeks to clarify the nature of science. It examines popular approaches to science, these approaches’ potential effects, and the perspective that theology can provide to our potential misunderstandings of science. […]
- Newman’s Campaign in Ireland: A Review of Paul Shrimpton’s New Edition (part II)By Vincent and Rebecca VaccaroAugust 30, 2022In 2021, the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory and Gracewing Press published My Campaign in Ireland Part I: Catholic University Reports and Other Papers and released the companion volume My Campaign in Ireland Part II: My Connection with the Catholic University in March 2022. […]
- Newman’s Detractors … at NINS?By Christopher CimorelliJune 8, 2022It was all the more remarkable when I discovered a collection of “Newman detractors” on the premises, a collection indicating the conflict between Newman, the champion of Roman Catholicism in England, and mainly evangelical Free Church academics around the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. […]
- Newman and Locke on the Epistemic Scope of CertitudeBy Frederick D. AquinoApril 27, 2022In the scholarly literature, John Locke (1632–1704) features as a formative influence on Newman’s philosophical thought. What usually gets highlighted, for example in the Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent, are Newman’s criticism of Locke’s notion of degreed assent and his call for a broader and more nuanced account of the rationality of religious belief. However, some have argued that the Grammar largely focuses on the psychological conditions of religious belief. […]
- Unlikely Soul Mates: Robert Browning and St. John Henry NewmanBy Joan Liguori PerilloApril 5, 2022Despite their differences, and although Newman and Browning never met, they shared similar life experiences, and literary techniques, and both were concerned with the justification of Christianity, as well as the struggle between faith and doubt. Another parallel between these writers concerns their poetic interests. […]