John Henry Newman (1801-90) was brought up in the Church of England in the Evangelical tradition. An Oxford graduate and Fellow of Oriel College, he was appointed Vicar of St Mary's Oxford in 1828; from 1839 onwards he began to have doubts about the claims of the Anglican Church and in 1845 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. He was made a Cardinal in 1879. His influence on both the restoration of Roman Catholicism in England and the advance of Catholic ideas in the Church of England was profound. Volume VIII covers a turbulent period in Newman's life with the publication of Tract 90. His attempt to show the compatibility of the 39 Articles with Catholic doctrine caused a storm both in the University of Oxford and in the Church. He and others were horrified by the establishment of a joint Anglo-Prussian Bishopric in Jerusalem, considering it an attempt to give Apostolical succession to an heretical church. In 1842 he moved away from the hubbub of Oxford life to nearby Littlemore.
`Besides its inestimable scholarly value, the volume is a powerful account of a courageous thinker and man' The Heythrop Journal, Vol.42, No.3 `Newman was a good letter writer, and reading this volume, which centres so much on religious controversies in the Anglican Church, is never tiring.' The Heythrop Journal, Vol.42, No.3 `exemplary edition ... This volume in the definitive Birmingham Oratory edition of Newman's letters and diaries maintains the staggering standards of it predecessors' Brian Young, The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. 52, No.206, 2001 `this is a beautifully edited book.' Owen Chadwick, EHR, Sept. 00, Vol.15, No.463. `Gerard Tracey's editing, which in addition to concisely informative notes includes an Introduction and six appendices, is exemplary. The student of Newmania - will it ever lose its fascination? - could have no better guide.' B.M.G. Reardon. The Expository Times July 2000.
Series: Newman Letters & Diaries : Book 8
Number Of Pages: 684
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4 x 5.0
Weight (kg): 1.27