By Ian Ker
This full-length lifetime of John Henry Newman is the 1st accomplished biography of either the fellow and the philosopher and author. It attracts generally on fabric from Newman's letters and papers. Newman's personality is published in its complexity and contrasts: the mythical disappointment and sensitivity are positioned of their right point of view by means of being set opposed to his no much less notable features of exuberance, humour, and longevity.
This publication makes an attempt to do justice to the fullness of Newman's success and genius: the Victorian 'prophet' or 'sage', who ranks one of the significant English prose writers; the dominating spiritual determine of the 19th century, who can now be recognized because the forerunner of the second one Vatican Council and the fashionable ecumenical move; and eventually, the common Christian philosopher, whose importance transcends his tradition and time.