New Oxford Review

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New Oxford Review
Editor Pieter Vree
Former editors Dale Vree
Categories Catholicism
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 12,000
Year founded 1977
Company New Oxford Review Inc.
Country United States
Based in Berkeley, California
Language English
ISSN 0149-4244

The New Oxford Review is a magazine of Roman Catholic cultural and theological commentary.[1][2][3]


It was founded in 1977 by the American Church Union as an Anglo-Catholic magazine in the Anglican tradition to replace American Church News.[1][2] It was named for the Oxford Movement of the 1830s and 1840s.[2] In 1983, it officially "converted" to Roman Catholicism.[1] It championed Pope John Paul II's condemnation of dissenting Catholic theologian Hans Küng. It supported Bernard Francis Law in his condemnation of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative.[4]

It was originally headquartered in Oakland, California, and it is now headquartered in Berkeley, California.[1][2] It has a paid circulation of 12,000.[1] It has published writing by Walker Percy, Sheldon Vanauken, Thomas Howard, Msgr. George A. Kelly, Bobby Jindal, Fr. Stanley L. Jaki, Peter Kreeft, Avery Cardinal Dulles, Germain Grisez, Fr. James V. Schall, John Lukacs, etc.[1] Contributing editors have included Robert N. Bellah, L. Brent Bozell, Jr., Robert Coles, and Christopher Lasch.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f New Oxford Review, About
  2. ^ a b c d Ronald Lora, William Henry Longton, The conservative press in twentieth-century America, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999, p. 209 [1]
  3. ^ a b Mary Jo Weaver, Being right: conservative Catholics in America, Indiana University Press, 1995, p. 341 [2]
  4. ^ Chester Gillis, Roman Catholicism in America, Columbia University Press, 1999, p. 43 [3]