An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

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by John Henry Newman
     
 

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This book provides the first critical edition of John Henry Newman's classic work, A Grammar of Assent. The editor's introduction contains a synopsis of Newman's argument as well as an account of the development of his thought and a history of the composition of the final text. Ker discusses critical reaction to the Grammar and attempts to clarify and interpret

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This book provides the first critical edition of John Henry Newman's classic work, A Grammar of Assent. The editor's introduction contains a synopsis of Newman's argument as well as an account of the development of his thought and a history of the composition of the final text. Ker discusses critical reaction to the Grammar and attempts to clarify and interpret Newman's thoughts in areas where his meaning has been misunderstood. A Textual Appendix lists every variant published in Newman's lifetime and the editor's Notes include detailed references to Newman's other writings. full use has been made of the manuscript drafts and all available philosophical notebooks and papers.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Ian Ker has...given us a valuable critical edition of An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent."—Modern Philology

"This long-awaited critical edition...is indispensable."—James Gaffney, Loyola University

"Ker's 'Introduction' is one of the most intelligent essays ever written about Newman's most difficult work..."—Church History


"...an indispensable tool for that scholarly mastery of the Grammar of which Newman's exhortation speaks....another important advance in the effort to establish the import of this work."—Faith and Reason

Theological Studies

“Lash’s introduction to this recent reissue of Newman’s Grammar makes that work accessible to contemporary students of philosophy and theology alike. If one wishes a fresh perspective on the shape of the ‘critical questions’ facing philosophical theology, as well as an object lesson in the norms implicit in ordinary discourse properly employed, that person would be well advised to take up this century-old volume.”
America

“The combination of Newman’s original genius, complemented by Nicholas Lash’s ability to focus his concerns onto ours, makes this edition a useful tool for teachers.”
Reprint Bulletin Book Reviews

“Here is presented one of the most famous 19th century statements of Christian apologetics, including a most influential analysis of the faith-reason controversy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402135231
Publisher:
Adegi Graphics LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
494

Meet the Author


NICHOLAS LASH is Emeritus Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and author of Believing Three Ways in One God and Easter in Ordinary, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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