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John Henry Newman
by Ed. John T. Ford
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
A brilliant beginners guide to John Henry Newman. These selected spiritual writings from Newmanís vast corpus are pacey, powerful and provocative! Like many of the reformers (within and beyond Anglicanism) he was a defender of Protestant principles so that his reception into the Catholic Church is all the more remarkable. During his lifetime, he became a cardinal. A century after his death, and in our own time, Newman was declared a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in autumn of 2010.
This monograph could serve as an excellent text for an undergraduate course on Newmanís theology or for a general survey of spirituality. What makes the book so attractive for such use is the way in which it blends original source material with excellent commentary. Newman is among a handful of figures of the nineteenth century whose influence today remains broad and ongoing. This traces one of Catholicismís true giants. Dynamic, insightful goodness!
Reviewer: Johnny Douglas (22/10/12)