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Newman Studies Journal

Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2009

Drew Morgan
Pages 20-35

The Rise and Fall of Newman’s Anglican School
From the Caroline Divines to the Schola Theologorum

This essay examines Newman’s attention to the theological schools and the great weight he gave to theology as the regulating principle of the entire Church system. The first section examines Newman’s adherence to the Caroline Divines and their influence upon his Lectures on the Prophetical Office of the Church.The second section considers Newman’s “Preface to the Third Edition of the Via Media” (1877), which presented his expanded vision of the Schola Theologorum, which led to his Christological ecclesiology. A brief conclusion reflects on the contemporary relevance of Newman’s final vision of the Church.