Eschatology in the Anglican Sermons of John Henry Newman
|Author: ||McKeating, Colm|
This is a detailed study of the published and unpublished Anglican sermons, presenting the order and development of Newman's eschatology by combining the logical and chronological sequence of his sermons on the theme. The study centers around the dynamics of salvation in the Christ-Event, beginning with the Advent theme, moving through the Lenten and Easter seasons, to close with the Feast of All Saints. Finally, Newman's spirituality, based on the liturgy and personal prayer, shows how the Christian life can be seen as an experience of the eschatological present. It ends with a summary of Newman's theology of the last things, and a postscript rounds off the study with an outline of Newman's eschatology during his Roman Catholic period.
". . . covers a noticeable gap in Newman studies. There is an impressive systematic account of the development of Newman's theological eschatology (though Newman never used this language) from an individual and collective perspective. . . . briefly, but perceptively, integrates Newman with theology today. The careful bibliographies and indexes will be helpful for graduate students." - Religious Studies Review