Apologia Pro Vita Sua

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The text of the Apologia reprinted in this volume is the definitive text, embodying all of Newman's later changes, which reached its final form about 1886. Extensive notes are provided.
The present edition stresses the literary, humanistic, and religious power of the Apologia, Newman's personal development, and the progress of the Oxford Movement.
Students will be able to place the Apologia in its proper intellectual context by examining it ...

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Overview

The text of the Apologia reprinted in this volume is the definitive text, embodying all of Newman's later changes, which reached its final form about 1886. Extensive notes are provided.
The present edition stresses the literary, humanistic, and religious power of the Apologia, Newman's personal development, and the progress of the Oxford Movement.
Students will be able to place the Apologia in its proper intellectual context by examining it alongside other important documents from the Newman-Kingsley controversy included in this volume: correspondence: Kingsley's pamphlet, "What, Then, Does Dr. Newman Mean?"; Newman's pamphlets "Mr. Kingsley's Mode of Disputation" and "True Mode of Meeting Mr. Kingsley"; and Newman's two Appendices of 1866.
The origin of the Apologia, its contemporary reception, and its present critical fortunes are discussed in studies by Martin J. Svaglic, Walter E. Houghton, Vincent Ferrer Blehl, Lewis E. Gates, Robert A. Colby, Leonard W. Deen, and David J. DeLaura.
A Bibliography is included.

John Henry Newman's conversion to Roman Catholicism rocked the Church of England to its foundation and escalated the spread of virulent anti-catholicism in Victorian England. A rigorous examination of his own religious development, enlivened by touches of satire and sometimes invective, Apologia pro Vita Sua is a spiritual autobiography of great power.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393097665
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1968
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. DeLaura is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, where until 1999 he was Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English. He previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Hebrew and Hellene in Victorian England: Newman, Arnold, and Pater. His essay "Arnold and Carlyle" received the first annual award of the Modern Language Association.

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Table of Contents

Edited with an Introduction by Ian Ker

Abbreviations Introduction Select Bibliography Chronology

APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

Appendices Editor's Notes

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