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Newman's idea of beauty: the nature, importance and role of beauty in John Henry Newman's life and work

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Newman’s 'idea' of beauty subsists in the power of sensible and intellectual harmony and order which we perceive in the world, to draw us towards its perfect fullness in God. Seeing natural beauty in this world as the 'shadows and images' of a greater, spiritual reality in heaven, beyond the concealing veil of matter, he also identified in 'unearthly' personal holiness a participation in God's perfection. Both holiness and the beauty of nature evoke memories of Eden, lost by sin. His under...

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University of Oxford
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Blackfriars Hall
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University of Oxford
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Blackfriars Hall
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-07-02

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