An Essay in aid of a Grammar of Assent
John Henry Newman

Contents
Background
Dedication
Title Page

Revised November, 2001—NR.

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Part 1. Assent and Apprehension
Page
  1.  Modes of holding and apprehending Propositions      3.
§ 1. Modes of holding Propositions      3.
§ 2. Modes of apprehending Propositions      9.
  2.  Assent considered as Apprehensive    13.
  3.  The Apprehension of Propositions    19.
  4. Notional and Real Assent    36.
§ 1. Notional Assents    42.
§ 2. Real Assents    75.
§ 3. Notional and Real Assents contrasted    89.
  5.  Apprehension and Assent in the matter of Religion    98.
§ 1. Belief in one God  101.
§ 2. Belief in the Holy Trinity  122.
§ 3. Belief in Dogmatic Theology  142.

Part II. Assent and Inference
  6.  Assent considered as Unconditional  157.
§ 1. Simple Assent  159.
§ 2. Complex Assent  188.
  7.  Certitude  210.
§ 1. Assent and Certitude contrasted  210.
§ 2. Indefectibility of Certitude  221.
  8.  Inference  259.
§ 1. Formal Inference  259.
§ 2. Informal Inference  288.
§ 3. Natural Inference  330.
  9.  The Illative Sense  343.
§ 1. The Sanction of the Illative Sense  346.
§ 2. The Nature of the Illative Sense  353.
§ 3. The Range of the Illative Sense  360.
10.  Inference and Assent in the matter of Religion  384.
§ 1. Natural Religion  389.
§ 2. Revealed Religion
       file 1  409.
       file 2  447.

Notes
  1.  On Hooker and Chillingworth  493.
  2.  On the alternative intellectually between Atheism and Catholicity   495.
  3.  On the punishment of the wicked having no termination  501.

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Background

    Dublin Review, April 1870, W. G. Ward

    Dublin Review, April 1871, W. G. Ward

    Life of Cardinal Newman, chapter 28, Wilfrid Ward

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Dedication

TO

EDWARD BELLASIS,

SERJEANT AT LAW,

IN REMEMBRANCE

OF A LONG, EQUABLE, SUNNY FRIENDSHIP,

IN GRATITUDE

FOR CONTINUAL KINDNESSES SHOWN TO ME,

FOR AN UNWEARIED ZEAL IN MY BEHALF,

FOR A TRUST IN ME WHICH HAS NEVER WAVERED,

AND A PROMPT, EFFECTUAL SUCCOUR AND SUPPORT

IN TIMES OF SPECIAL TRIAL,

                                                                     FROM HIS AFFECTIONATE

                                                                                J. H. N.

February 21, 1870.

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Title Page

AN ESSAY

IN AID OF

A GRAMMAR OF ASSENT

 

BY

JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN

 Non in dialecticâ complacuit Deo salvum facere populum suum
 St. Ambrose

NEW IMPRESSION

 

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON
NEW YORK AND BOMBAY

1903

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