Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford, Between A. D. 1826 and 1843

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Description: The sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here is the third edition of 1871, for which Newman added an additional sermon, bracketed  More...

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List price: $29.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 1/27/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here is the third edition of 1871, for which Newman added an additional sermon, bracketed notes and a comprehensive preface.

English clergyman John Henry Newman was born on February 21, 1801. He was educated at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He was the leader of the Oxford movement and cardinal after his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church. In 1822, he received an Oriel College fellowship, which was then the highest distinction of Oxford scholarship, and was appointed a tutor at Oriel. Two years later, he became vicar of St. Mary's, the Anglican church of the University of Oxford, and exerted influence on the religious thought through his sermons. When Newman resigned his tutorship in 1832, he made a tour of the Mediterranean region and wrote the hymn "Lead Kindly Light." He was also one of the chief contributors to "Tracts for the Times" (1833-1841), writing 29 papers including "Tract 90", which terminated the series. The final tract was met with opposition because of its claim that the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England are aimed primarily at the abuses of Roman Catholicism. Newman retired from Oxford in 1842 to the village of Littlemore. He spent three years in seclusion and resigned his post as vicar of St. Mary's on October 9, 1845. During this time, he wrote a retraction of his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church and after writing his "Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine," he became a Roman Catholic. The following year, he went to Rome and was ordained a priest and entered the Congregation of the Oratory. The remainder of Newman's life was spent in the house of the Oratory that he established near Birmingham. He also served as rector of a Roman Catholic university that the bishops of Ireland were trying to establish in Dublin from 1854-1858. While there, he delivered a series of lectures that were later published as "The Idea of a University Defined" (1873), which says the function of a university is the training of the mind instead of the giving of practical information. In 1864, Newman published "Apologia pro Vita Sua (Apology for His Life)" in response to the charge that Roman Catholicism was indifferent to the truth. It is an account of his spiritual development and regarded as both a religious autobiography and English prose. Newman also wrote "An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent" (1870), and the novels "Loss and Gain" (1848), Callista" (1856) and "The Dream of Gerontius" (1865). Newman was elected an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, in 1877 and was made cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879. He died on August 11, 1890.

The Definitive Third Edition of 1872: An Introduction
Preface to the Third Edition
The Philosophical Temper, First Enjoined by the Gospel
The Influence of Natural and Revealed Religion Respectively
Evangelical Sanctity the Perfection of Natural Virtue
The Usurpations of Reason
Personal Influence, the Means of Propagating the Truth
On Justice, as a Principle of Divine Governance
Contest between Faith and Sight
Human Responsibility, as Independent of Circumstances
Wilfulness, the Sin of Saul
Faith and Reason, Contrasted as Habits of Mind
The Nature of Faith in Relation to Reason
Love the Safeguard of Faith against Superstition
Implicit and Explicit Reason
Wisdom, as Contrasted with Faith and with Bigotry
The Theory of Developments in Religious Doctrine

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