Apologia Pro Vita Sua

ISBN-10: 0486442136

ISBN-13: 9780486442136

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Henry Newman

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An influential Church of England vicar, John Henry Newman stunned the Anglican community in 1843, when he joined the Roman Catholic Church. Protestant clergyman Charles Kingsley launched the most scathing attacks against Newman and this was Newman's brilliant response. A spiritual autobiography,Apologia Pro Vita Suaexplores the very depths and nature of Christianity.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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.

Editor's Preface
Editor's Introduction: The Newman of the Apologia and the Newman of History
Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a History of His Religious Opinions
History of My Religious Opinions to the Year 1833
History of My Religious Opinions from 1833 to 1839
History of My Religious Opinions from 1839 to 1841
History of My Religious Opinions from 1841 to 1845
Position of My Mind since 1845
Editor's Preface to Newman's Notes
On page 144. Liberalism
On page 152. Ecclesiastical Miracles
On page 257. Sermon on Wisdom and Innocence
On page 301. Series of Saints' Lives of 1843-4
On page 312. The Anglican Church
On page 343. The Economy
On page 350. Lying and Equivocation
Editor's Preface to Newman's Supplemental Matter
Supplemental Matter
Letters and Papers of the Author Used in the Course of This Work
List of the Author's Publications
Letter of Approbation and Encouragement from the Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham, Dr. Ullathorne
Letters of Approbation and Encouragement from Clergy and Laity
Editor's Appendix: Six Sermons
Obedience to God the Way to Faith in Christ
Religious Emotion
The Religious Use of Excited Feelings
Sudden Conversions
Wisdom and Innocence
The Parting of Friends
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