What do you think of this statement? It was said by someone named Basil Willey about Francis Newman (John Henry Newman’s brother) and I found it in the Hempton book in the post we had earlier today. What “story” is it telling? Is it accurate? Does it express the common fear that social justice is where liberals end up?
Newman had … a highly developed social conscience — the last phase, no doubt in the evolution of an escaped evangelical.