Newman Studies Journal

Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2009

Walter E. Conn
Pages 15-26

Newman on Conscience

After reviewing Newman’s famous defense of conscience in his Letter to the Duke of Norfolk (1875), this essay assembles Newman’s lifelong reflections on conscience—from his Anglican sermons to his Grammar of Assent (1870)—in a threefold structure: desire, discernment, and demand.