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Apologia Pro Vita Sua (Penguin Classics)

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John Henry Newman (1801-90) described writing this account of his religious development as 'one of the most terrible trials that I have had'. Having inspired and led the Oxford or Tractarian Movement before he abandoned Anglicanism for the Church of Rome, Newman regularly found himself the target of virulent anti-Catholic prejudice in Victorian England. The Apologia was his autobiographical response to a public attack by the novelist Charles Kingsley on his personal integrity. With it he not only convinced a suspicious public of the sincerity of his beliefs, but he also produced a literary masterpiece which has often been compared with St Augustine's Confessions. The Apologia, which ends with a brilliant defence of Catholicism, was a turning-point in English cultural history, successfully challenging the dominant tradition of 'no Popery'. For Newman personally the work was a 'mental child-bearing' as he recounted the dramatic story of a conversion which rocked the Church of England to its foundations and which was to have profound consequences for the Roman Catholic Church.

Synopsis:

This is a new edition of Newman's autobiography - one of the major spiritual autobiographies in English and a central Victorian text. This edition includes the collateral material concerning the debate between Charles Kingsley and Newman which provoked the writing of the apologia.

Synopsis:

John Henry Newman's conversion to Roman Catholicism rocked the Church of England to its foundation and escalated the spread of virulent anti-catholicism in Victorian England. A rigorous examination of his own religious development, enlivened by touches of satire and sometimes invective, Apologia pro Vita Sua is a spiritual autobiography of great power.

Table of Contents

Edited with an Introduction by Ian Ker

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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

Appendices

Editor's Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433746
Editor:
Ker, Ian T.
Introduction:
Ker, Ian T.
Introduction by:
Ker, Ian
Introduction:
Ker, Ian
Editor:
Ker, Ian T.
Author:
Newman, John Henry
Author:
Ker, Ian
Author:
Newman, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Roman Catholicism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Catholic church
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Anglican communion
Subject:
Cardinals
Subject:
Oxford movement
Subject:
Anglican Communion -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Catholic Church--Doctrines
Subject:
Newman, John Henry
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
102-871
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.86x5.10x1.09 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 608 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140433746 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a new edition of Newman's autobiography - one of the major spiritual autobiographies in English and a central Victorian text. This edition includes the collateral material concerning the debate between Charles Kingsley and Newman which provoked the writing of the apologia.
"Synopsis" by , John Henry Newman's conversion to Roman Catholicism rocked the Church of England to its foundation and escalated the spread of virulent anti-catholicism in Victorian England. A rigorous examination of his own religious development, enlivened by touches of satire and sometimes invective, Apologia pro Vita Sua is a spiritual autobiography of great power.

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