×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

John Henry Newman: A Biography
     

John Henry Newman: A Biography

by Ian Ker
 

See All Formats & Editions

The first comprehensive biography of the great religious leader John Henry Newman (1801-90), this illuminating study draws on a number of published and unpublished sources to examine his extraordinarily varied life and career. Ker stresses the complexity of Newman's character and the range of his achievement as major prose writer, dominating religious leader who

Overview

The first comprehensive biography of the great religious leader John Henry Newman (1801-90), this illuminating study draws on a number of published and unpublished sources to examine his extraordinarily varied life and career. Ker stresses the complexity of Newman's character and the range of his achievement as major prose writer, dominating religious leader who anticipated the Second Vatican Council and the modern ecumenical movement, and universal Christian thinker, whose significance transcends his culture and time.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Beautiful, thorough...Ker's biography is the leader in a crowded and partisan field. Both for its detail, and sympathetic reading of his subject, this biography should continue to serve as the standard life of Newman for some time to come."—Reformation 21

"As splendid and enthralling a Life as I have had in my hands for many a day...Ker's portraits, not only of Newman and the principal figures of his life, but of many wholly subsidiary characters, spring to life on page after page." —The Times

"Absorbing...gives us the truest portrait of Newman of any we posses." —Sunday Times

"Not only the best 'life' of Newman, but one of the best biographies of any great nineteenth-century writer." —Modern Language Review

"Monumental...the impact of this book is nothing short of revolutionary...a work of the largest scope and penetration." —The Washington Post

"The reissue of this important biography... will be welcomed, not only by those already deeply engaged with Newman's life and work, but also with that ever increasing number of people in whom recent events and the advancement of the canonisation process have aroused an interest in his real personality... Ian Ker's book, running to some 770 pages, is the modern biography for the modern reader... With Newman's canonisation fully expected by the end of this year the appearance of this book provides an opening into a new stage of a great man's posthumous life. Newman's rich legacy, in so many areas of history, theology, philosophy and culture, let alone spirtuality, continues to benefit us all." —The Irish Catholic

"Throughout, the proseis lucid and engaging, the analysis is thorough and the coverage of the subject is extensive." —Expository Times

"The additional material...makes the biography the most comprehensive and up-to-date study of Newman available. Fr. Ker must be commended for a work which invaluably contributes to an historically true and fundamentally honest understanding of one of the greatest thinkers of our age." — Catholic Herald

"Ian Ker, truly the world's renowned expert on Newman studies, presents an engaging biography ... [T]his title certainly needs to be in every academic library." —Catholic Library World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199596591
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Ker is Senior Research Fellow at St Benet's Hall, Oxford and has taught both English literature and theology at universites in Britain and the United States. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on Newman. His The Catholic Revival in English Literature 1845-1961 was published in 2003.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews