Newman, Frances Power Cobbe, and others, for their more modern speculative belief in God, which, while non-Christian or at least non-orthodox, held to an immanent God, continually revealing himself - in the moral consciousness.
Newman - with modifications on becoming a Roman Catholic in the light of the church's decision in favour of Thomism.
He was repelled from it by the conception he had formed of the character of Newman, whom he regarded as a mere antiquary.
But he had, as Newman afterwards said of him, "struck into the movement at an angle."
Ward left the Church of England in September 1845, and was followed by many others, including Newman himself.