The Anglican Origins of Newman's Celibacy

  title={The Anglican Origins of Newman's Celibacy},
  author={B. Young},
  journal={Church History},
  • B. Young
  • Published 1996
  • History
  • Church History
In his historical defense of the doctrines of the Church of England, published in 1826, Robert Southey assumed that “the question concerning the celibacy of the clergy had been set at rest throughout Protestant Europe.” The conclusion that Anglicanism necessarily entailed the rejection of celibacy was, in early-nineteenth-century England, decidedly premature, and the ambiguity over celibacy in the Church of England is starkly and exceptionally exposed in the life and work of John Henry Newman… Expand