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Kenneth Parker

Henry Manning’s (1808–92) transition from Anglican to Roman Catholic convert has not received the extensive attention that John Henry Newman’s journey to Roman Catholicism has received. Though more than a half dozen treatments have appeared in recent decades, newly acquired archival resources received by the Westminster Diocesan Archives in 2014 warrant a new appraisal of the events leading to his conversion. How could a committed adherent of the Oxford Movement, who did not initially follow Newman’s example in 1845, make the decision to leave the Church of his birth in 1851? What interior process enabled Archdeacon Henry Manning to preside over the assembly of Chichester clergy that condemned ‘papal aggression’ in 1850, and announce at the conclusion of the vote that he would be received into the Roman communion? This article outlines undercurrents in Manning’s thought, traces of which can be found in his undergraduate years, and considers concepts that culminated in the decision that changed his life, and guided his Roman Catholic ecclesial outlook. His role in shaping the agenda of Vatican I and the post-conciliar era heightens the significance of this background.

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Beyond ‘ghettos’ and ‘golden ages’
Alana Harris

Chapter 2 English Catholicism reconsidered Beyond ‘ghettos’ and ‘golden ages’ Fiddle with your rosaries Bow your head with great respect And genuflect, genuflect, genuflect On 31 October 1949, The Times ran an article entitled ‘Catholicism To-Day’ which purported to offer a ‘tentative review of the present position and immediate prospects of the largest and most influential of the Christian communions’1 comprised of 3.5 million Catholics in the United Kingdom, and 15.5 million more throughout the British Commonwealth.2 In a lively and often heated correspondence

in Faith in the family
From the ancien régime to Fernando VII
José Álvarez-Junco

6 Catholicism and españolismo: from the ancien régime to Fernando VII The shouts and cheers of those that rose up against the French during the summer of 1808 did not acclaim the Spanish nation but the king, Fernando VII, and, above all, Catholicism. Fray Simón López recalls that ‘the cry of the nation . . . resounded everywhere’, but adds that it was a cry of ‘long live Religion, long live the Church, long live the Virgin, long live God, long live Fernando VII, death to Napoleon, death to the French’. This rousing exclamation would be heard later with only

in Spanish identity in the age of nations
Niall Coll

Irish identity and the future of Catholicism 22 Irish identity and the future of Catholicism Niall Coll It is a truism to say that the Catholic Church came to dominate both the public identity and the personal values of the great majority of the Irish people from the middle of the nineteenth century until recent times. Now, in the wake of the gradual rise of urban, secular Anglo-American cultural norms on the one hand and the clerical abuse crisis on the other, that dominance has been shattered.1 Dermot Keogh has written that the Catholic Church in Ireland now

in Irish Catholic identities
Raymond Gillespie

7 Gaelic Catholicism and the Ulster plantation Raymond Gillespie In the historiography of early seventeenth-century Ireland the Ulster plantation has assumed a paradigmatic role. Military defeat in 1603 was followed by the flight of the earls and expropriation of the lands of the Catholic Irish and colonisation by Protestant Scots and English. There is certainly contemporary evidence to support this sort of view of seventeenth-century Ulster. From the perspective of the native Irish, the Annals of the Four Masters, written in the 1630s, characterised the Ulster

in Irish Catholic identities
David Doyle

12 Irish diaspora Catholicism in North America* David Doyle I In their global faiths as in their insular polities, the experiences of the Irish at home entailed a series of unstable ‘identities’ to ease relations with others. This was so despite their obligation of due deference to political authority, regardless of those exercising it. The search for status and prestige imposed choreography of positioning in social life which weakened any consistent outward witness to Catholic values. Impoverished political identities exacerbated this, regardless of their

in Irish Catholic identities
David Finnegan

4 Irish political Catholicism from the 1530s to 1660 David Finnegan The reconstruction of the institutions of the Irish polity attendant upon Henry VIII’s pursuit of imperium in the 1530s presented his Irish subjects, both old and new, with fundamentally new political realities. The introduction of Reformation via the parliament of 1536–37, and the elevation of the Irish lordship into a kingdom in 1541, began the slow transformation of the island’s religio-political landscape. Of more immediate consequence though was the destruction of the Fitzgeralds of

in Irish Catholic identities
Ulrike Ehret

04-ChurchNationRace_118-177 28/11/11 14:42 Page 118 4 The Catholic right, political Catholicism and radicalism The Catholic right in Germany In 1920, Hermann Freiherr von Lüninck assessed the political landscape of the Weimar Republic in his ‘Thoughts on Centre Party politics’.1 He believed that large sections of the nobility, peasantry, academia and elements among the clergy felt alienated by the Centre Party’s cooperation with social democracy. In order to create the envisioned Christian conservative party, Lüninck hoped to draw conservatives to the Centre

in Church, nation and race
Giuliana Chamedes

the years between the First World War and the Second World War. American and European Catholics began strongly positing the need for greater transatlantic ties in the years immediately following the First World War. Scholars have just begun to demonstrate the transatlantic turn of Roman Catholicism after the First World War. Though the subject is certainly too vast to address in its fullness here, a few factors deserve special mention. First, the growing visibility and internationalization of the Holy See, which by the early post-war years had

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
Catholicism and Nonconformity in Nineteenth-Century ‘Jewish Conversion’ Novels
Andrew Crome

This article examines English Evangelical novels focused on the conversion of Jewish characters, published from the 1820s to the 1850s. It concentrates particularly on the way these novels emphasised the importance of the Church of England in constructing national and religious identity, and used Jewish conversion as a way to critique Catholicism and Nonconformity. Jewish worship, rabbinic authority and Talmudic devotion were linked to Roman Catholic attitudes towards priesthood and tradition, while Jews were also portrayed as victims of a persecuting Roman Church. Nonconformity was criticised for disordered worship and confusing Jews with its attacks on respectable Anglicanism. As a national religion, novelists therefore imagined that Jews would be saved by a national church, and often linked this to concepts of a national restoration to Palestine. This article develops and complicates understandings of Evangelical views of Jews in the nineteenth century, and their links to ‘writing the nation’ in popular literature.

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