This newly edited version of John Henry Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua sheds new light on Newman's celebrated account of his passage from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church and repositions his narrative within the context of transformative religious journeys of other Victorian intellectuals. Frank M. Turner is the first historian of Victorian thought, religion, and culture to edit Newman's classic autobiographical narrative. Drawing on extensive research in contemporary printed materials and archives, Turner's Introduction reevaluates and challenges the historical adequacy of previous interpretations of Newman's life and of the Apologia itself. He further presents Newman's volume as a response to ultramontane assertions of papal authority in the 1860s.
`Every library should have this edition'
`Provides almost everything needed by anyone wishing to grapple with the "facts and problems" which bear on the genesis of the Apologia ... Svaglic's introduction gives evidence of a sensitive understanding of Newman's spiritual difficulties ... has rendered an enormous service to all students of nineteenth-century literature ... There must be few works of comparable size which can be so rarely faulted as this superb edition.' Modern
`Dr Svaglic and the Clarendon Press have put all students of Newman in their debt.' Religious Studies
Editor's introduction; Author's preface; History of my religious opinions up to 1833; History of my religious opinions from 1833 to 1939; History of my religious opinions from 1839 to 1841; History of my religious opinions from 1841 to 1845; Position of my mind since 1845; Notes; Supplemental matter: Chronological list of letters and papers quoted in this narrative; List of the author's works; Letter to him from his Diocesan; Addresses from bodies of Clergy and
Laity; Additional notes; Appendices: Mr Kingsley and Dr Newman: A correspondence on the question whether Dr Newman teaches that truth is no virtue?; 'What, then, does Dr Newman mean?' A reply to a
pamphlet lately published by Dr Newman, by Charles Kingsley; The 1864 text of the Apologia'; Editor's notes; Index
Series: Oxford English Texts
Number Of Pages: 664
Published: 1st October 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.8
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Type: New edition