John Henry Newman: A Very English Saint


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As the sanctity of John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) finally receives formal recognition by the Church, there is ever more interest in this very English of priests. Based on extensive study of Newman’s letters, diaries and private journals, this highly readable biography reveals much about the man who became a Cardinal, but particularly Newman’s role in the regeneration of English Catholicism. Newman’s intellectual and spiritual fecundity, his radical approach to understanding doctrine and his championship of the laity was of enormous importance. ┬áThe need for a popular introduction and work of synthesis to Newman scholarship for the non-specialist was never greater than it is today. Some commentators on Newman hardly let him ‘speak’, so anxious are they to parade their own interpretations and to make Newman ‘relevant’. In happy contrast to this, Professor Chisnall full, though judicious use of quotation from Newman’s letters, allows the reader to catch something of Newman’s authentic voice during the many controversies in which he was involved during his long and sometimes painful religious journey.

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Author: Peter M. Chisnall
Publisher: Gracewing
Date: 2010
Format: Paperback Pages: 312
ISBN: 978-0-85244-683-6

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Weight 0.29 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 2 cm


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