Newman Studies Journal

Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2016

Keith Lemna
Pages 22-42

Louis Bouyer’s Development of Cardinal Newman’s Sacramental System

This paper explores Louis Bouyer’s indebtedness to Cardinal Newman in developing a sacramental cosmology in his monograph Cosmos. It connects Bouyer to Newman on the level of shared theological themes and biographical imitation. It shows some of the ways in which Bouyer’s theology of the mystery of creation is an extension and development of Newman’s thinking on the invisible world, especially as articulated in Parochial and Plain Sermons and Apologia.