“A man's real reason for attachment to his own religious communion... is not any series of historical or philosophical arguments, nor anything merely beautiful in its system, or supernatural, but what it has done for him and others; his confidence in it as a means by which men may be brought nearer to God, and may become better and happier” (Sermons Bearing on Subjects of the Day; quoted by Poston 108)


Symbol and Image

Major influences


Newman, John Henry. Sermons bearing on Subjects of the Day. London: Longmans Green, 1902.

Poston, Lawrence. The Antagonist Principle: John Henry Newman and the Paradox of Personality. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Last modified 12 December 2014