The Genius of John Henry Newman: Selections from his Writings

Hardcover | February 13, 2012

EditorIan Ker

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Ian Ker presents a major collection of Newman's writings, celebrating his full achievements as both a universally significant religious thinker, and a major Victorian writer. An unsystematic thinker, Newman's ideas are scattered throughout his works - most of which were 'occasional' in theirorigin. This anthology provides a rich and varied sampling from his voluminous works, drawing our attention to some of the very finest passages in Newman's writings whether selected from his well-known publications or from occasional texts that are difficult to find in print. The selection isdivided into five sections, which focus on his life as an educator, a philosopher, a preacher, a theologian, and a writer.

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Ian Ker presents a major collection of Newman's writings, celebrating his full achievements as both a universally significant religious thinker, and a major Victorian writer. An unsystematic thinker, Newman's ideas are scattered throughout his works - most of which were 'occasional' in theirorigin. This anthology provides a rich and va...

Ian Ker has taught both English literature and theology at universities in both the United States and Britain, where he is currently a member of the University of Oxford theology faculty. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on John Henry Newman, including the standard biography, reissued with additional material in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The EducatorThe Idea of a University2. The PhilosopherOxford University SermonsA Grammar of Assent3. The PreacherParochial and Plain Sermons4. The TheologianThe Arians of the Fourth Century'On the Introduction of Rationalistic Principles into Revealed Religion'Lectures on the Doctrine of JustificationOxford University SermonsAn Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine'A Characteristic of the Popes. St Gregory the Great'Apologia pro Vita SuaA Grammar of AssentA Letter to the Duke of Norfolk5. The WriterPreface to the Via MediaApologia pro Vita SuaLetters'The Anglo-American Church''Private Judgment'The Tamworth Reading RoomLectures on the Difficulties of AnglicansLectures on the Present Position of Catholics

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"wide-ranging and felicitous selection" --B. L. Horne