Newman Studies Journal

Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2004

John T. Ford
Pages 62-76

John Henry Newman
A Spiritual Guide for the Twenty-First Century?

Newman was a prolific writer, but one who usually wrote on “call”; sometimes these calls were unexpected, but at other times they were a pastoral responsibility. Such was the case with his sermons, which exhibit four characteristics: biblically based, theologically grounded, circumstantially relevant, and spiritually insightful. As such, his sermons still appeal to readers today.