Newman Studies Journal

Volume 7, Issue 1, Spring 2010

C. Michael Shea
Pages 45-55

Newman, Perrone, and Möhler on Dogma and History
A Reappraisal of the Newman-Perrone Paper on Development

This essay, an analysis of the “Newman-Perrone Paper on Development” (1847), argues that previous studies have inflated the differences between the two thinkers with the result that the significant influence of Newman’s theory of development on Perrone’s theology and, subsequently, on the definition of the Immaculate Conception has been overlooked.