This volume covers a crucially important and significant period in Newman's life. The Church of England bishops' continuing condemnation of Tract 90 - plus Pusey's two-year suspension for preaching a university sermon on the Real Presence - are major factors in Newman resigning as Vicar of St Mary's, Oxford. His doubts about the Church of England are deeper and stronger than ever, and he is moving closer to Rome. William Lockhart's sudden defection to Rome in August 1843 precipitates his resignation. He preaches his final Anglican sermon, 'The Parting of Friends', and retires into lay communion at Littlemore. The first edition of University Sermons, including the celebrated sermon on theological development, virtually sells out within a fortnight.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 839 g
Dimensions: 242 x 166 x 30 mm
UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "Review from previous edition It is a massive, superbly edited collection, one that impressively reveals the range and continuity of Newman's correspondence."--Thought
UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "The Letters themselves will never be superseded as biography and portrait. It is wonderful to live with Newman day by day and almost hour by hour. The character there revealed is so consistent, the words so inevitable, the narrative so vivid, there is no greyness as of printed pages but everywhere life and colour."--The Heythrop Journal
"A ready criterion to bring to these recently discovered letters is to ask, 'So what's new?'. . . We learn a few things. . . but we gain much more from the exhaustive scholarship of Francis McGrath, whose footnotes to the letters and whose 150 pages of appendices make this concluding volume to the entire series a bookshelf treasure trove." --The Thomist