Newman the Anglican going unrecognized

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jun 13 2016 11:01 AM

It is easy to forget that the Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman of the Congregation of the Oratory spent a good chunk of his life as an Anglican. Quite a number of his works were written and published while he was an Anglican.

At present, all of Newman's works are classified as Catholic by Faithlife, which makes sense given that he died a Catholic. But only three of them are additionally classified as Anglican, and none of these were published while he was an Anglican!

These famous sermons (for example) were delivered by Newman as an Anglican, and they are not classified as Anglican.

Would someone please fix this?

Thanks!

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 13 2016 12:56 PM

SineNomine:

These famous sermons (for example) were delivered by Newman as an Anglican, and they are not classified as Anglican.

Would someone please fix this?

Thank you for bringing attention to this.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 16 2016 1:24 PM

Matthew C Jones:

SineNomine:

These famous sermons (for example) were delivered by Newman as an Anglican, and they are not classified as Anglican.

Would someone please fix this?

Thank you for bringing attention to this.

You're very welcome, although I don't yet seem to have brought Faithlife's attention to this. Hopefully soon!

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 16 2016 2:10 PM

Interesting and very helpful.  Thank you SineNomine.

Are you able to identify the resources in Verbum/Logos that were attributed to his years as an Anglican?

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Ben Amundgaard (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 18 2016 11:54 AM

Sorry I didn't reply to this earlier, it slipped by me Smile

I'd definitely like to get it recategorized. I'm not sure exactly what happened. Question SineNomine: do you think it would be worth categorizing his works as an Anglican as also Roman Catholic? Do you think that would be helpful?

Steve, anything published before Oct. 9, 1845 would be considered Anglican (at least technically--many Anglicans thought he had de facto gone to Rome long before he was formally received Wink).

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 19 2016 8:02 AM

Ben Amundgaard:
I'd definitely like to get it recategorized. I'm not sure exactly what happened. Question SineNomine: do you think it would be worth categorizing his works as an Anglican as also Roman Catholic? Do you think that would be helpful?

Yes, I do.

Most Catholics looking for Newman's works--as well as most other people from outside the Anglican 'world'--are more likely to know of Newman as a Catholic, and to look for his stuff in the Catholic section, if only because he is a beatus and died a Cardinal. His Anglican works are, for the most part, much less anti- or un- Catholic than most non-Catholic writers, and his many of his Anglican works--especially his Parochial and Plain Sermons and his Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine--are regularly consulted, effectively, as though they were Catholic by Catholics reading him for academic and/or pastoral purposes. It is worth noting that, as you probably know, Newman's Development of Christian Doctrine was published with the approval of Catholic ecclesiastical authority and that Newman himself had much of his Anglican work republished once he was a Catholic without further editing it.

In short, no one in your Catholic audience will be scandalized by Newman's Anglican works being classified as Catholic (and Anglican), and you will sell more copies of them than otherwise.

Whether Newman's Catholic works should also be categorized as Anglican is not a question I'm qualified to attempt to answer.

Incidentally, a situation akin to Newman's exists for G.K. Chesterton, and from my Catholic perspective, I would resolve it the same way as I recommend handling Newman's, for equivalent reasons.

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seo melon | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 13 2018 3:13 PM

Thanks for the good ideas to bring it. I know a lot more. :) คาสิโนบนมือถือ :J

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