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Newman and His Contemporaries (Hardback)
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Newman and His Contemporaries (Hardback)

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Hardback 528 Pages / Published: 23/06/2011
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This is a book on John Henry Newman's influence on some of the most fascinating characters of the 19th century - and their influence on him. No one in nineteenth-century England had a more varied circle of friends and contacts than John Henry Newman (1801-1890), the priest, theologian, educator, philosopher, poet and writer, who began his career as an Anglican, converted to Catholicism and ended his days a Cardinal. That he was also a leading member of the Oxford Movement, brought the Oratory to England, founded the Catholic University in Dublin and corresponded with men and women from all backgrounds from around the world made him a figure of enormous interest to his contemporaries. In this study of Newman's personal influence, Edward Short looks closely at some of Newman's relations with his contemporaries to show how this prophetic thinker drew on his personal relationships to develop his many insights into faith and life. Some of the contemporaries covered include Keble, Pusey, Gladstone, Matthew Arnold, Richard Holt Hutton, Lady Georgiana Fullerton, and Thackeray. Based on a careful reading of Newman's correspondence, the book offers a fresh look at an extraordinary figure whose work continues to influence our own contemporaries.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567026880
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 38 mm


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This book... with its richcast-list and broad sweep, will be a valued addition to the libraries not onlyof the Newmaniacs but of anyone who takes the 19th century seriouslyand who wishes to explore its often alien ideas and characters.
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'In this well-researched book, Edward Short shows how Newman, far from being the self-absorbed introvert as some have claimed, had a wide circle of friends who benefited from his extraordinary powers of empathy. Newman and his Contemporaries is a useful introduction to this essential quality of the man and will send readers back not only to Newman's published works but to his wonderful letters.' - Ian Ker, St. Benet's Hall, Oxford, author of John Henry Newman: A Biography (1988) Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\: *{behavior: url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name: "Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow: yes; mso-style-parent: ""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-pagination: widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: #0400; mso-fareast-language: #0400; mso-bidi-language: #0400;}
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'Newman and His Contemporaries is like a Victorian Dance to the Music of Time, except the characters are all real historical figures. Social historians, Spectator readers, literate people in general, young BXVI generation Catholics and those old enough to finish the sentence Introibo ad Altare Dei . . . will love it. This is a book to be taken on a Summer holiday and read under a palm tree with a gin and tonic. Social histories can be boring and sag in the middle, but this one isn't. It's a souffle that doesn't flop.' - Tracey Rowland, Dean and Professor of Political Philosophy and Continental Theology at the John Paul II Institute Melbourne, Australia, and author of Ratzinger's Faith: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI (2008) Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\: *{behavior: url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name: "Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow: yes; mso-style-parent: ""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-pagination: widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: #0400; mso-fareast-language: #0400; mso-bidi-language: #0400;}
'Edward Short's Newman and His Contemporaries is a definitive study, beautifully written, and replete with quotations new to me even after many years of writing on the subject.' - Rev. George W. Rutler, pastor of the Church of Our Saviour, New York City
Novelists, social critics, politicians and journalists, scientists and clergymen are all well-represented... The numerous photographs which illustrate the book help to bring its many characters to life. Highly recommended!--Sanford Lakoff
This book... with its rich cast-list and broad sweep, will be a valued addition to the libraries not only of the Newmaniacs but of anyone who takes the 19th century seriously and who wishes to explore its often alien ideas and characters.--Sanford Lakoff

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