Newman Studies Journal

Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2005

Edward Short
Pages 32-44

A Better Country
Newman’s Idea of Public Life

Although Newman is often considered a philosopher and theologian, a litterateur and historian, this article shows that his interest in the public affairs of his day and his political views, which were under-girded by his religious convictions, are found in his letters and diaries, in his essays, and even in his sermons.