Discussions and Arguments
John Henry Newman

Contents
Dedication
Advertisement
Title Page

Revised June, 2002—NR.

Works | Home


Contents

Title Page
I.  How to accomplish it
[originally—Home Thoughts Abroad]
     1.

II. 

The Patristical Idea of Antichrist

1. His Times    44.
2. His Religion    62.
3. His City    77.
4. His Persecution    93.

III. 

Holy Scripture in its relation to the Catholic Creed

1. Difficulties in the Scripture Proof of the Catholic Creed  109.
2. Difficulties of Latitudinarianism  126.
3. Structure of the Bible antecedently considered  142.
4. Structure of the Bible in matter of Fact  152.
5. The Impression made by the Scripture Statements  170.
6. External Difficulties of the Canon and the Creed compared   196.
7. Internal Difficulties of the Canon and the Creed compared  216.
8. Difficulties of the Jewish and Christian Faith compared  236.

IV. 

The Tamworth Reading Room

1. Secular Knowledge in contrast with Religion  254.
2. Not the Principle of Moral Improvement  261.
3. Not a direct Means of Moral Improvement  269.
4. Not the Antecedent of Moral Improvement  277.
5. Not a Principle of Social Unity  283.
6. Not a Principle of Action  292.
7. Without personal Religion, a Temptation to Unbelief  298.

V. 

Who's to Blame?

1. The British Constitution on its Trial  306.
2. States and Constitutions  311.
3. Constitutional Principles and their Varieties  317.
4. Characteristics of the Athenian  325.
5. The Englishman  331.
6. The Reverse of the Picture  339.
7. English Jealousy of Law Courts  345.
8. English Jealousy of Church and Army  353.

VI. 

An internal Argument for Christianity

 363.


Index

 399.

Top | Works | Home


Dedication

{i}

TO
REV. HENRY ARTHUR WOODGATE, B.D.,
RECTOR OF BELBROUGHTON, HONORARY CANON OF
WORCESTER

MY DEAR WOODGATE,
Half a century and more has passed since you first allowed me to know you familiarly, and to possess your friendship.

Now, in the last decade of our lives, it is pleasant to me to look back upon those old Oxford days, in which we were together, and, in memory of them, to dedicate to you a Volume, written, for the most part, before the currents of opinion and the course of events carried friends away in various directions, and brought about great changes and bitter separations.

Those issues of religious inquiry I cannot certainly affect to lament, as far as they concern myself: as they relate to others, at least it is left to me, by such acts as you now allow me, to testify to them that affection which time and absence cannot quench, and which is the more fresh and buoyant because it is so old.

I am, my dear Woodgate,
Your attached and constant friend,
JOHN HENRY NEWMAN.

January 5, 1872.

Top | Works | Home


Advertisement

{iii} THIS Volume is a fresh contribution, on the part of the Author, towards a uniform Edition of his publications.

Of the six portions, of which it consists, the first appeared in the British Magazine in the spring of 1836, under the title of "Home Thoughts Abroad." As that title was intended for a series of papers which were never written, and is unsuitable to a single instalment of them, another heading has been selected for it, answering more exactly to the particular subject of which it treats.

The second and third are the 83rd and 85th numbers of the "Tracts for the Times," and were published in the 5th volume, in the year 1838.

The fourth, "The Tamworth Reading Room," was written for the Times newspaper, and appeared in its columns in February 1841, being afterwards published as a pamphlet. The letters, of which it consists, were written off as they were successively called for by the parties who paid the author the compliment of employing him, and are necessarily immethodical as compositions. {iv}

The same may with still more reason be said of the Letters which follow, entitled, "Who's to blame?" written in the spring of 1855, for an intimate friend, at that time the editor of the newspaper in which they appeared.

The Review, which closes the Volume, was published in the Month Magazine of June 1866.

January, 1872

Top | Works | Home


Title Page

DISCUSSIONS
AND ARGUMENTS

ON

VARIOUS SUBJECTS

 

BY

   JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN   

 

NEW IMPRESSION

 

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
NEW YORK, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA

1907

Top | Works | Home


Newman Reader — Works of John Henry Newman
Copyright 2007 by The National Institute for Newman Studies. All rights reserved.