R. Heber Newton
|Richard Heber Newton|
Newton in 1907
|Born||October 31, 1840|
|Died||December 19, 1914(aged 74)|
|Occupation||Priest and writer|
|Known for||Social Gospel leader and supporter of Higher Criticism|
|Notable work||The Morals of Trade, The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible (1883)|
Richard Heber Newton (31 October 1840 – 19 December 1914) was a prominent American Episcopalian priest and writer.
Newton was rector of All Souls' Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City from 1869–1902. He was a leader in the Social Gospel movement, a supporter of Higher Criticism of the Bible, and sought to unify Christian churches in the United States.
In 1883 he was accused of heresy for a series of sermons later published in a book, The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible. He was again accused in 1884 and 1891 but the bishop, Henry Codman Potter, refused to go forward.
- The Morals of Trade (1876)
- Studies of Jesus (1880)
- Womanhood: Lectures on a Woman's Work in the World (1881)
- The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible (1883)
- Philistinism: Plain Words concerning Certain Forms of Modern Scepticism (1885)
- Church and Creed (1891)
- The Mysticism of Music (1915)
- Catholicity: A Treatise on the Unity of Religion (1918)
- Armentrout, Donald S. (February 2000). "Newton, Richard Heber". American National Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
- Roberts, R. R. (1956). "The Social Gospel and the Trust-Busters". Church History. 25 (3): 240. JSTOR 3161244.
- "CHARGED WITH HERESY; A PRESENTMENT AGAINST THE REV. R. HEBER NEWTON." New York Times. 26 April 1883. Retrieved 2011-02-08.
- "Henry Codman Potter, seventh bishop of New York" By George Hodges, 1915, pp 135-143.
- "Guide to the Stanford University. Memorial Church. Records". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- Newton, Richard Heber. "The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible". Project Gutenburg. Retrieved 2011-02-08.