John Henry Newman and His Age

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Owen F. Cummings
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , February
     196 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Kevin M. Scott forthcoming.


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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Owen F. Cummings is Academic Dean and Regents' Professor of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon.


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