Newman Studies Journal

Volume 1, Issue 2, Fall 2004

Stephanie Terril
Pages 62-89

An Implicit Model of “Conception” in the Theological Papers of John Henry Newman on Faith and Certainty

In attempting to describe the relationship between reason and faith, Newman repeatedly wrestled with questions concerning the human way of knowing. This article explores Newman’s reflections on the process of “conception” in his theological papers that were unpublished during his lifetime, yet in retrospect can be seen as preparatory steps in his eventual writing of the Grammar of Assent.

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