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Title: Newman's Pedagogy of Formation towards Faith
Author(s): GALLAGHER, Michael Paul
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 35 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2011
This essay seeks to bring together five familiar dimensions of Newman’s thought in order to suggest a possible pedagogical sequence between them. The underlying question concerns what suggestions Newman might have for a new evangelization. The five themes developed here are: the need for an open and reverent quality of disposition; an initiation into taking one’s conscience seriously; a road towards truth that involves a convergence of reason and imagination; the claims to a definite revelation as word and message; the cultural reductions of a civilized or merely comfortable religion. The aim is to suggest how these dimensions can be developed or connected as a coherent series of pastoral steps for today.