This is the second volume in which John Henry Newman collected together articles which he had written as an Anglican during the Oxford Movement and revised and republished as a Catholic in 1871.

All but one are from the years immediately leading up to his conversion to the Catholic Church in 1845, thus giving a fascinating snapshot of the movement of his mind at this crucial period. The final essay was his first published article as a Catholic in 1846 in which he appeals to other members of the Oxford Movement to recognise where their Catholic theology should lead them – to Rome.

The Editor has provided a detailed Introduction to each Essay, comprehensive footnotes to the text, explaining Newman’s numerous historical and other references, and a Textual Appendix giving all the variants between the original 1840s texts and Newman’s 1871 revisions.


About the Author

Cardinal John Henry Newman is recognized as one of the foremost intellectual figures of the nineteenth century. A prolific writer, with over forty major works published, he is well known as a theologian, philosopher, educational theorist and poet.

Nicholas Schofield studied Modern History at Exeter College, Oxford, and then Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Westminster and is the diocesan Archivist. His books include a biography of William Lockhart (2011), one of Newman’s disciples at Littlemore, and a history of St Edmund’s College, Ware (2013). He is a Fellow of Royal Historical Society and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gracewing Publishing (12 Sept. 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 700 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0852444117
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0852444115
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 3.81 x 20.32 cm