John Henry Newman: A Biography (Paperback)
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Short Description for John Henry Newman The first full-length biography to pay equal attention to both Newman's achievements as a thinker and writer and his personal life-story. Newman, whose religious significance transcends his own culture and time, is here revealed in his complexity, his sadness and sensitivity set against his exuberance, humour, and strength in the face of adversity.
- Published: 28 October 2010
- Format: Paperback 784 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780199596591 ISBN 10: 019959659X
- Sales rank: 188,421
Full description for John Henry Newman
This full-length life of John Henry Newman is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the thinker and writer. It draws extensively on material from Newman's letters and papers. Newman's character is revealed in its complexity and contrasts: the legendary sadness and sensitivity are placed in their proper perspective by being set against his no less striking qualities of exuberance, humour, and toughness. This book attempts to do justice to the fullness of Newman's achievement and genius: the Victorian 'prophet' or 'sage', who ranks among the major English prose writers; the dominating religious figure of the nineteenth century, who can now be recognised as the forerunner of the Second Vatican Council and the modern ecumenical movement; and finally, the universal Christian thinker, whose significance transcends his culture and time.