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John Henry Newman

Author(s): Ian Ker

ISBN13: 9780199596591

ISBN10: 019959659


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  • This full-length life of John Henry Newman is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the thinker and writer. It draws extensively on material from Newmans letters and papers. Newmans character is revealed in its complexity and contrasts: the legendary sadness and sensitivity are placed in their proper perspective by being set against his no less striking qualities of exuberance, humour, and toughness.

    This book attempts to do justice to the fullness of Newmans achievement and genius: the Victorian prophet or sage, who ranks among the major English prose writers; the dominating religious figure of the nineteenth century, who can now be recognised as the forerunner of the Second Vatican Council and the modern ecumenical movement; and finally, the universal Christian thinker, whose significance transcends his culture and time.

    - Paperback released to mark John Henry Newmans Beatification on 19 September 2010
    - Engagingly written biography guiding the reader through Newmans life and charting the progress of his thinking
    - Ably weaves material from Newmans own writings into the text to illustrate his ideas and personality
    - Carefully constructed to ensure the theological discussion is clearly explicated and placed in context
    - A timely re-issue of this acclaimed and authorative biography, with a new preface discussing the beatification of Newman
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    Ian Ker, truly the worlds renowned expert on Newman studies, presents an engaging biography ... [T]his title certainly needs to be in every academic library.

    - Catholic Library World


John Henry Newman