Newman Studies Journal

Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2006

C. J. T. Talar
Pages 60-72

The Laity as a Factor of Progress
John Henry Newman and Friedrich von Hügel

Newman’s defense of the role of the laity in the development of doctrine not only occasioned a negative reaction from the Vatican, it had continued reverberations among his followers.This essay examines Newman’s influence on Baron Friedrich von Hügel and then compares the Baron’s positions with those Newman’s biographer, Wilfred Ward.