Apologia Pro Vita Sua [NOOK Book]


Apologia Pro Vita Sua (Latin: A defence of one's life) is
the classic defence of the religious opinions of John Henry Newman, published in 1864 in response to what he saw as an unwarranted attack on himself, the
Catholic priesthood, and Roman Catholic doctrine by Charles Kingsley. The work
quickly became a ...

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Apologia Pro Vita Sua (Latin: A defence of one's life) is
the classic defence of the religious opinions of John Henry Newman, published in 1864 in response to what he saw as an unwarranted attack on himself, the
Catholic priesthood, and Roman Catholic doctrine by Charles Kingsley. The work
quickly became a bestseller and has remained in print to this day. The work was
tremendously influential in turning public opinion for Newman, and in
establishing him as one of the foremost exponents of Catholicism in England

- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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: 9781611980370
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 469,691
  • File size: 487 KB

Meet the Author

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) has been described by The Guardian as 'the most influential and revered English-speaking religious thinker and spiritual writer since the reformation.' A leader of the 19th Century Oxford Movement that sought to returban the Church of England to the Catholic Church, he was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA: BEING ENTITLED "WHAT, THEN, DOES DR. NEWMAN MEAN?" " Commit thy way to the Lord, and trust in Him, and He will do it. And He will bring forth thy justice as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day." BY JOHN HENRY NEWMAN, D.D. PART VI. HISTORY OF MY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS. LONDON: LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN, ROBERTS, AND GREEN. Price Two Shillings and Sixpence. PART VI. HISTORY OF MY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS. PART VI. HISTORY OF MY RELIGIOUS OPINIONS. From the end of 1841, I was on my death-bed, as regards my membership with the Anglican Church, though at the time I became aware of it only by degrees. I introduce what I have to say with this remark, by way of accounting for the character of this remaining portion of my narrative. A death-bed has scarcely a history; it is a tedious decline, with seasons of rallying and seasons of falling back; and since the end is foreseen, or what is called a matter of time, it has little interest for the reader, especially if he has a kind heart. Moreover, it is a season when doors are closed and curtains drawn, and when the sick man neither cares nor is able to record the stages of his malady. I was in these circumstances, except so far as I was not allowed to die in peace, except so far as friends, who had still a full right to come in upon me, and the public world which had not, have given a sort of history to those last four years. But in consequence, my narrative must be in great measure documentary. Letters of mine tofriends have come to me since their deaths; others have been kindly lent me for the occasion; and I have some drafts of letters, and notes of my own, though I have no strictly personal or continuousmemoranda to consult, and have unluckily mislaid some valuable papers. And...
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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface     vii
Editor's Introduction: The Newman of the Apologia and the Newman of History     1
Apologia Pro Vita Sua: Being a History of His Religious Opinions
Preface     119
History of My Religious Opinions to the Year 1833     131
History of My Religious Opinions from 1833 to 1839     163
History of My Religious Opinions from 1839 to 1841     208
History of My Religious Opinions from 1841 to 1845     252
Position of My Mind since 1845     320
Editor's Preface to Newman's Notes     354
On page 144. Liberalism     359
On page 152. Ecclesiastical Miracles     370
On page 257. Sermon on Wisdom and Innocence     379
On page 301. Series of Saints' Lives of 1843-4     389
On page 312. The Anglican Church     408
On page 343. The Economy     412
On page 350. Lying and Equivocation     416
Editor's Preface to Newman's Supplemental Matter     427
Supplemental Matter     429
Letters and Papers of the Author Used in the Course of This Work     429
List of the Author's Publications     431
Letter of Approbation and Encouragement from the Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham, Dr. Ullathorne     433
Letters ofApprobation and Encouragement from Clergy and Laity     436
Editor's Appendix: Six Sermons   John Henry Newman     445
Obedience to God the Way to Faith in Christ     448
Religious Emotion     457
The Religious Use of Excited Feelings     464
Sudden Conversions     471
Wisdom and Innocence     478
The Parting of Friends     487
Index     497
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