plural -s
: 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

Word History


John Henry Newman †1890 English theologian + English -ism

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“Newmanism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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