While opposing “liberalism” in religion—the notion that all theological beliefs are equal—John Henry Newman was, in politics and economics, “in the liberal tradition.” This course will cover Newman's orthodox Christian approach to the advantages and challenges for modern believers in liberal regimes and market driven economies.
- For Newman's works, see www.newmanreader.org
Biographies of Newman:
- Ian Ker, John Henry Newman, 2nd edition. (Oxford University Press, 2008)
- Sheridan Gilley, Newman and His Age. (Longman, Darton and Todd, 1990)
Newman's Social and Political Thought:
- Stephen Kelly, A Conservative at Heart? (The Coumba Press, 2012)
- Terence Kenny, The Political Thought of John Henry Newman. (Longmans, 1957)
- Edward Norman, “Newman's Social and Political Thinking,” in Ian Ker and Alan G. Hill (eds.), Newman After a Hundred Years. (Oxford University Press, 1990)
- Paul Oslington, “John Henry Newman, Nassau Senior, and the Separation of Political Economy from Theology in the Nineteenth Century,” History of Political Economy 33:4 (2001): 825-842.
- Gabriel Martinez, “The Idea of Economics in a University,” Faith and Economics 54 (2009): 57-81.