Newman Studies Journal

Volume 12, Issue 1, Spring 2015

Jean-Louis Guérin-Boutaud
Pages 14-29

John Henry and the Beloved: Newman Reading the Fourth Gospel

Before he recognized the role of the Tradition in the Church, Newman rooted his life in the Bible, memorizing the King James Version. He commented on it throughout his life. This essay canvasses Newman’s reading of the Fourth Gospel, and brings to light the theology of the word presupposed by Newman’s interpretation of Scripture.