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The Newman Review is an e-publication of the National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS) featuring scholarly, original articles on John Henry Newman’s legacy and its relevance for today. Manuscripts demonstrating critical engagement with Newman’s life and thought are encouraged. The Newman Review is internally reviewed by NINS academic staff.

Oikonomia and History: Newman’s Critique of Henry Hart Milman and the Historicism of Ernst Troeltsch

The dialogue I seek to construct between Troeltsch and Newman hinges particularly on Newman’s reception of the patristic concept of oikonomia.

Why Lingard Didn’t Like Newman

Lingard remarked upon Newman’s career several times in his correspondence, usually with a mixture of suspicion and curiosity.

A Collaborative Digitization Project between the National Institute of Newman Studies, Pittsburgh and the Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives, England

As an archivist, I was incredibly excited by the platform and conceptualization of access that NINS was creating, showing a forward-thinking vision that was almost unheard of at the time.

Reading Louis Bouyer with Keith Lemna: A Review of The Apocalypse of Wisdom

The primary purpose of Lemna’s masterful book The Apocalypse of Wisdom: Louis Bouyer’s Theological Recovery of the Cosmos is to shed light on the “twists and turns of the path Bouyer charts in Cosmos” (xiii).

Pusey’s 1843 Sermon on the Eucharist: A Rejected Eucharistic Theology

This article aims to understand why a defense of a corporeal, real presence of Christ in the sacrament was problematic in nineteenth-century England.

The “Happy Months” of Newman at the College of Propaganda in Rome (1846–1847)

Tuninetti argues that at the College in Rome he eventually found, and was profoundly attracted by, what he had long been looking for: the opportunity to participate in the daily life of an established Catholic community—at a time when he was considering his own vocation within the Church of Rome.

Newman’s Campaign in Ireland: A Review of Paul Shrimpton’s New Edition

The newest volume in the Birmingham Oratory’s Millennial Edition of Newman’s works published My Campaign Part I for the first time.

A Pilgrimage with Newman: Reading Patricia O’Leary’s The Gentleman Saint

Patricia O’Leary’s The Gentleman Saint (Gracewing, 2020) is a short and delightful introduction to John Henry Newman.

John Henry Newman’s Pandemic Ministry: A Balm for the Bereaved

Newman ministered to the sick and dying cholera victims and their families in Oxford, Birmingham, and Bilston.

John Henry Newman’s Second Journey to Rome: 1846-1847

In 1846 Newman traveled to Rome a second time, specifically for his seminary studies in preparation for his ordination as a Catholic priest.

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