The Church of the Fathers: Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition (The Works of Cardinal John Henry Newman Series)

The Church of the Fathers: Virtues and Practices in the Christian Tradition (The Works of Cardinal John Henry Newman Series)

by John Henry Newman
     
 

"John Henry Newman's controversial The Church of the Fathers is published here for the first time in more than a century. It contains some of his earliest writings on fourth-century Christianity and is contemporary with the first Tracts of the Oxford Movement and The Arians of the Fourth Century. It was aimed at the general reader and is filled with extracts from the… See more details below

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"John Henry Newman's controversial The Church of the Fathers is published here for the first time in more than a century. It contains some of his earliest writings on fourth-century Christianity and is contemporary with the first Tracts of the Oxford Movement and The Arians of the Fourth Century. It was aimed at the general reader and is filled with extracts from the writings of the Church Fathers." "In 1833 the controversial Irish Church Temporalities Bill had been enacted by the British Parliament, a Bill that proposed to abolish ten of the twenty-two sees of the (Anglican) Church of Ireland. Newman accused the State of violating the ancient doctrine of Apostolic Succession, and in this book draws parallels between the situation facing the Church in the fourth century and the Anglican Church in his day." "The material was first written as a series of articles for the British Magazine; these were then revised and published in book form in 1840. A second edition was published in 1842." As a Catholic, Newman brought out three further editions of 1857, 1868, and 1873 when it was finally included in the uniform edition of Historical Sketches II. Chapters omitted from the 1857 and 1868 editions were published separately as Primitive Christianity in Historical Sketches I. This edition therefore reunites material which had become separated in the ongoing republication of Newman's Works; both the textual variants and the appendices contain original Newman material seen here, in some cases, for the first time in more than one hundred and seventy years, and never before published.

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ISBN-13:
9780268022792
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
The Works of Cardinal John Henry Newman Series
Edition description:
Millennium Edition
Pages:
679
Sales rank:
1,451,814
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.44(h) x 1.62(d)

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