[AT214]  John Henry Newman and Ecclesial Formation

Semester II
wednesday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: NYUYKONGMO, Gerald Jumbam
Email: xw [email protected]

Language: English

Semester II
wednesday 14:30 - 16:15


The key idea of the course is that a thorough formation of the Christian in the Church, is the great answer to the faith crisis affecting the Church today. John Henry Newman’s idea of the Church and on formation(education) is the central subject here. In this course, four dominant things about Newman and Church formation would be examined:  Revelation, the reality of the Church, Newman’s preoccupation with Dogma and finally Education. The course shall take into serious consideration the epitaph Newman chose for himself: “From shadows and images into truth” and his coat of arms: “Heart Speaks to Heart”. It shall also explore formation of consciences in the light of John Henry Newman, and, in this case, it is formed most especially by the Church’s abiding teachings, and not merely the counsels of self-will.


Primary Sources: NEWMAN, H. J., An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, (University of Notre Dame Press, Indiana 1989); An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent , (Longmans, Green, And Co., New York 1891); Apologia Pro Vita Sua, (Penguin Books, London 2004); Letter to the Duke of Norfolk: Certain Difficulties felt by Anglicans in Catholic Teaching, (Vol. II London, 1869). Secondary Sources: KER, I., John Henry Newman: A Biography, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010); NORRIS, T., Cardinal Newman Today, (New City Press, New York, 2010); NYUYKONGMO G. J., A Laity Who Know their Religion, The Theological Education of the Laity in John Henry Newman, (Demdel Editions, Rue de Beau, 2018).