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Newman Studies Journal

Volume 10, Issue 2, Fall 2013

Greg Peters
Pages 7-17

John Henry Newman’s Theology of the Monastic/Religious Life as a Means to Holiness

By the late 1830s, John Henry Newman and Edward Bouverie Pusey were discussing the re-introduction of monastic/religious life into the Church of England. Though Newman did not remain in the Church of England long enough to see the full flowering of this effort, his writings as an Anglican theologian reveal that he viewed the monastic/religious life as a central way in which a person could grow in holiness and also a means of fostering the holiness of the Church as a whole.