Apologia pro Vita Sua

Apologia pro Vita Sua

Written by: John Newman
Introduction by: Ian Ker
Edited by: Ian Ker

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140433746
  • 608 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His Apologia, written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into. Ostensibly an autobiography and a speech for the defence, the Apologia transcends self-justification to explore the very nature of Christianity and its place in the modern age.

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Table of Contents

Apologia Pro Vita Sua – John Henry Newman Edited with an Introduction by Ian Ker

Abbreviations
Introduction
Select Bibliography
Chronology

APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

Appendices
Editor’s Notes

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