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John Henry Newman and His Age
Category: Books > Biographies > Biographies
Author/Artist: CUMMINGS, OWEN F
ISBN / ID: 9781532660092
Publisher: Cascade Books
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$32.95
  
Description: Many books exist devoted to the life, thought, and writings of Blessed John Henry Newman, the premier Catholic theologian in nineteenth-century England. His influence has been enormous, perhaps especially on Vatican II (1962-65).

This book is a Newman primer, and not only a primer about Newman himself, but also about his time and place in church history. It attends to the papacy during his lifetime, his companions and friends, some of his peers at Oxford University, the First Vatican Council (1869-70), as well as some of his writing and theology. It should be especially helpful to an interested reader who has no particular background in nineteenth-century church history or in Newman himself.

"In John Henry Newman and His Age", Owen Cummings provides us with a fine and lucid account of the complex framework of nineteenth-century European social, political, and ecclesiastical changes and challenges.
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