Newman (Outstanding Christian Thinkers)

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Newman may be considered the most outstandingly original and creative English religious thinker of the nineteenth century. Here is by far the clearest and most concise introduction to his life and thought ever written. Avery Dulles is himself one of the most important living Roman Catholic theologians. The combination of this author and this subject is in itself a matter for celebration.Newman has countless admirers. Since the publication of Geoffrey Faber's Oxford Apostles many have also attempted to debunk him. But here is an account of Newman that is truly balanced and shows him to be as much a prophet for our times as he was for his own. Though unsuccessful in most of his undertakings in the Catholic Church during his life time, his genius has come to be more and more recognized after his death, and his influence can hardly be exaggerated.While writing this study of Cardinal Newman, Avery Dulles was himself created a Cardinal.

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Cardinal Avery Dulles SJ is Professor at Fordham University , New York. He has published a number of highly influential books, including Models of the Church (Image, 1991) and The Craft of Theology (Crossroad, 1995).

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"...a revival of much of the traditional understanding of John Henry Newman....a clear concise, and insightful survey of Newman's ideas."—The Weekly Standard, 5/5/03

"Exceptional"—Today's Books/Public News Service, June 30, 2003

"[A] fine and illuminating work on John Henry Newman." -Gregorianum, 2003

"With his customary lucidity and concision, Avery Cardinal Dulles S.J...has written a most useful introduction to the life and thought of John Henry Newman...This thematic study meets the need for a compact presentation of major themes that are scattered throughout Newman's voluminous writings." -Catholic Books Review, 2004

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