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Rhetorically, Newman needed a model that his readers would recognize as a legitimate form of spiritual autobiography, but not one they would associate with the common evangelical pattern of conversion. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. If that doesn’t light your apolotia, don’t bother with the rest——but if it does, you will hardly emerge from this encounter without being transformed on some level, even if it is a certainty that you need to read more Newman!

See Shumaker’s English Autobiographyesp.

Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Sooner may my right hand forget her cunning, and wither outright, as his who once stretched it out against a prophet of God! His arguments concerning Tradition are powerful and appealing. Both Protestants and Roman Catholics will find much that is valuable here.

And now I am in a train of thought higher and more serene than any which slanders can disturb. With the Apologiathe autobiography becomes self-conscious as a genre: Where Newman discusses specific actions and events in the text, I followed the narrative well-enough. I will apolkgia Newman promised, “not my accuser, but my judges.

Newman, however, was a keener historian of the genre and a more perceptive interpreter of the disjunction between narration and exposition. Moreoverin an autobiographical memoir written in to supplement the Apologiaand thus to supply the details of his evangelical phase at Oxford, Newman johj specifically to Scott’s The Force of TruthBeveridge’s Private Thoughtsand Doddridge’s The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul as crucial influences.

Walter Mayers, one of his masters at Ealing 16 ; an informed belief in the Holy Trinity from the essays of Thomas Scott and Jones of Nayland 17 ; the doctrine of the final apoolgia from the works of William Romaine 16 ; and a zealous anti-Romanism from Joseph Milner’s History of the Church of Christ One obstacle to faith prior to Augustine’s conversion, an obstacle implanted and then nurtured by the Manichees, was the Church’s teaching on creation.


Bunyan justified the jonn of Grace Aboundingas we have seen, by treating the wanderings of the Israelites as prefigurarive of his own experiences and Moses’ record of these events as prefigurative also. Ambrose, but spiritually still in Africa, in a srate of “grievous peril, through despair of ever finding truth” 79 To describe this state, Augustine introduces two figures: Take a long, slow walk through this masterpiece. About Apologia pro Vita Sua John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in Colby points out that Newman uses more allusions from Virgil than from Homer, since the Aeneid combining the plots of the Odyssey and the Iliad.

Apologia Pro Vita Sua by John Henry Newman

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There was usually too much I didn’t know about the individuals, situation, politics or other intricacies to be able to discern what he was getting at.

Most of the book consists of Newman defending himself and his conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism which I guess was totally radical at the time, but now seems like practically a baby step between religious identifications.

When Newman echoes Achilles’ words on returning to battle, “You shall know the difference, now that I am back again” 40or repeats Dido’s cry on her funeral pyre, “Exoriare aliquis! If Williams is correct about the maternal influence, then the elegy that closes Newman’s autobiography may be not only a conscious tribute, but also an unconscious series of substitutions.

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Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Jul 12, Lyndon rated it liked it Shelves: Over the course of a few years, Newman and other Hsnry published a series of tracts Tracts for Our Time in which they outlined their ideas, which were largely welcome, at least until Newman wrote Jphn 90 in Greatly affected me for years to come.

John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia pro vita suaed. Newman can write no such tribute to his mother—nor to father, brother, or sister.


I have no misgiving it all, that they will be ungenerous or harsh with a man who has been so long before the eyes of the world; who has so many to speak of him from personal knowledge; whose natural impulse it has ever been to speak out; who has ever spoken too much rather than too little; who would have saved himself many a scrape, if he had been wise enough to hold his tongue; who has ever been fair to the doctrines and arguments of his opponents; who has never slurred over facts and reasonings which told against himself; who has never given his name or authority to proofs which he thought unsound, or to testimony which he did not think at least plausible; who has never shrunk from confessing a fault when he felt that he had committed one; who has ever consulted for others more than for himself; who has given up much that he loved and prized and could have retained, but that he loved honesty better than name, and Truth better than dear friends.

In a footnote to the private memorandum, he observed that his own experience had nor been characteristically evangelical: He felt compelled to record three times that the evangelical pattern of experience did not represent his own, a denial of “experimental knowledge” that could scarcely have been more insistent. If you want to read which quite unknown 19th century scholars were all wrong, read this summary. Gosse’s Father and Son: Text links take you to relevant material in the Victorian Web.

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Apologia pro Vita Sua

The two exceptions, which Fleishman describes initially but does not mention in his chapter on Newman, are uniquely Augustinian: Cockshur suggests that the primary difference between Catholic and Protestant autobiographies lies in their presentation of conversion: Kingsley, and viita into space.

The basis of self-interpretation here is ecclesiastical rather than biblical. He admits surprise even in retrospect chat the Monophysite concrovery should have instigated his conversion: