John Henry Newman and the Imagination (Hardback)
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John Henry Newman and the Imagination (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 17/05/2018
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For John Henry Newman, religion is animated by an imaginative 'master vision' which 'supplies the mind with spiritual life and peace'. All his life, Newman reflected on this 'master vision'. His reflections on the moral imagination developed out of his understanding of practical wisdom, as characterized by Aristotle - the wisdom that 'the good man' has in living a good life. For Newman, the vision at the core of religion completes and perfects the intuitions of the conscience.

John Henry Newman and the Imagination looks at how Newman's understanding of the moral and visionary imagination developed over the course of his life; and it relates his ideas about the imagination to his portrayals of religious experience, and vision, in his novels and poetry.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567581662
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm


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Bernard Dive has written a clear, perceptive, valuable, and timely guide to the intersection of expanding fields of contemporary research and wider public interest: the subtle insights of Bl. John Henry Newman, and the philosophies of metaphor and the imagination. This superb book catalyses new understanding for scholarship and personal growth.
Fr Andrew Pinsent, Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, Oxford University, UK
This is a rich, illuminating, and supremely well-informed study of Newman's imaginative mind. It is, moreover, the finest book on Blessed John Henry I have read.
Stephen Bullivant, St Mary's University, UK
Newman's mind was one of the most extraordinary of the European nineteenth century. This book examines in close detail the development of his ideas, philosophical, theological and psychological - the strands never separate - from his first book and the sermons of his youth as an Anglican priest to the complexities of A Grammar of Assent, the masterpiece of his Catholic maturity. Bernard Dive sheds most welcome light on the creative originality of Newman's writing, and in particular on his use of the key terms, of which 'imagination' is only one, with which he lived and thought for decades. Those interested in, and perhaps puzzled by, Newman will find their understanding much enriched by Dr Dive's work.
Lucy Beckett, author of In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition

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