New·​man·​ism | \ ˈn(y)üməˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of Newmanism

: the theological and ecclesiastical views taught by John Henry Newman while a member of the Church of England in which he argued that the language of the Thirty-nine Articles admits of a Catholic interpretation by distinguishing between the corruptions against which they were directed and the doctrines they did not oppose

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History and Etymology for Newmanism

John Henry Newman †1890 English theologian + English -ism

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“Newmanism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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