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Solitude and Journey: Two Central Themes in the Spirituality of John Henry Newman
Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications
  • Ono Ekeh, Sacred Heart University
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Peer-Reviewed Article
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John Henry Newman is widely known for his ideas on doctrinal development, education, conscience, and his reflections on faith and reason. However, it is important to remember that, among the many hats Newman wore, he was mostly a preacher and spiritual director. So in his role as a preacher, pastor, and spiritual leader, did he have a distinct spirituality? If so, what features or ideas would define Newman's spirituality? This paper will explore two prominent and pervasive themes in his spirituality looking primarily at his Parochial and Plain Sermons from his Anglican period and also at some of his Catholic sermon notes from the later period of his life.

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Ekeh, O.P. (2011). Solitude and journey: Two central themes in the spirituality of John Henry Newman. The Downside Review 129(455), 49-76. doi: 10.1177/001258061112945503