Apologia Pro Vita Sua and Six Sermons

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Yale University Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 513 pages

This newly edited version of John Henry Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua sheds new light on Newman’s celebrated account of his passage from the Church of England to the Roman Catholic Church and repositions his narrative within the context of transformative religious journeys of other Victorian intellectuals. Frank M. Turner is the first historian of Victorian thought, religion, and culture to edit Newman’s classic autobiographical narrative. Drawing on extensive research in contemporary printed materials and archives, Turner’s powerfully revisionist Introduction reevaluates and challenges the historical adequacy of previous interpretations of Newman’s life and of the Apologia itself. He further presents Newman’s volume as a response to ultramontane assertions of papal authority in the l860s.

In addition to numerous explanatory textual annotations, the volume includes an Appendix featuring six important Anglican sermons that providesignificant insights into Newman’s thought during the years recounted in the Apologia.

 

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Contents

Being a History of His Religious Opinions
117
Editors Preface to Newmans Notes
354
Note B On page 152 Ecclesiastical Miracles
370
On page 301 Series of Saints Lives of 18434
389
Note E On page 312 The Anglican Church
408
Editors Preface to Newmans Supplemental Matter
427
Diocese of Birmingham Dr Ullathorne
433
Six Sermons by John Henry Newman
445
Index
497
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Frank M. Turner (1944–2010) was John Hay Whitney Professor of History at Yale University. He was the author of John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Relgion.

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