Newman by William Francis Barry

Newman

byWilliam Francis Barry

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE TRACTARIANS Always in delicate health, Hurrell Froude was ordered in the winter of 1832 to try the benefit of a Mediterranean voyage. His father and Newman went with him. It turned out to be exceptionally cold in those latitudes, nor was Hurrell a very prudent invalid. He came backa only to die. His friend had been exhausted in writing, which meant endlessly revising, a volume called at length The Arians of the Fourth Century, but always a fragment, intended once as a prelude to the history of the Councils or, as we might now define it, of dogmatic creeds. This great design failed; the inspiration which led Newman to entertain it lasted on until, as a Roman Cardinal in 1885, he put forth his amended and very striking translations from St. Athanasius. He was already deep in the school of Alexandria --mystical, ascetic, uncompromising, and yet more liberal in its St. Clement towards Greeks and unbelievers generally than the African-Roman, of which Tertullian is the dogmatist and St. Augustine the philosopher. This was to be Newman's attitude through life. He is a Greek of Alexandria. His Grammar of Assent might have been dictated in its most telling chapters by Dionysius, the false Areopagite, who was in fact an Egyptian; his University Sermons go back, for aught I know, directly to the same profound source, that little golden book on the Divine Names from which St. Thomas Aquinas is never weary of quoting. "The broad philosophy of Clement and Origen carried me away," writes Newman in his Apologia, "and I have drawn out some features of it with the zeal and freshness, but with the partiality, of a neophite. Some portions of their teaching, magnificent in themselves, came like music to my inward ear. These were based on the mystical or sacra...

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Title:NewmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217732445

ISBN - 13:9780217732444

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