Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Apologia Pro Vita Sua Once a well known Anglican clergyman Newman left his living in the s recanted his former criticism of the Roman Catholic Church and entered the priesthood becoming ultimately a cardinal Framin

  • Title: Apologia Pro Vita Sua
  • Author: John Henry Newman
  • ISBN: 9780395051092
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Once a well known Anglican clergyman, Newman left his living in the 1840s, recanted his former criticism of the Roman Catholic Church, and entered the priesthood, becoming ultimately a cardinal Framing his Apologia in reply to grave and gratuitous slander which he felt Charles Kingsley had made against him, Newman overcame his characteristic shyness and produced one of thOnce a well known Anglican clergyman, Newman left his living in the 1840s, recanted his former criticism of the Roman Catholic Church, and entered the priesthood, becoming ultimately a cardinal Framing his Apologia in reply to grave and gratuitous slander which he felt Charles Kingsley had made against him, Newman overcame his characteristic shyness and produced one of the masterpieces of spiritual writing honest, passionate, scrupulous and moving.

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    1. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century He was known nationally by the mid 1830s.Originally an evangelical Oxford University academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman then became drawn to the high church tradition of Anglicanism He became known as a leader of, and an able polemicist for, the Oxford Movement, an influential and controversial grouping of Anglicans who wished to return to the Church of England many Catholic beliefs and liturgical rituals from before the English Reformation In this the movement had some success However, in 1845 Newman, joined by some but not all of his followers, left the Church of England and his teaching post at Oxford University and was received into the Catholic Church He was quickly ordained as a priest and continued as an influential religious leader, based in Birmingham In 1879, he was created a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in recognition of his services to the cause of the Catholic Church in England He was instrumental in the founding of the Catholic University of Ireland, which evolved into University College Dublin, today the largest university in Ireland.Newman s beatification was officially proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 September 2010 during his visit to the United Kingdom His canonisation is dependent on the documentation of additional miracles attributed to his intercession.Newman was also a literary figure of note his major writings including the Tracts for the Times 1833 1841 , his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua 1865 66 , the Grammar of Assent 1870 , and the poem The Dream of Gerontius 1865 , 6 which was set to music in 1900 by Edward Elgar He wrote the popular hymns Lead, Kindly Light and Praise to the Holiest in the Height taken from Gerontius.

    2. I finished it, sort of. I finished the main text, not all the appendices and I cannot say I understood all I read. But what I understood stretched me. Currently I am rereading The One Thing Is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything (for the 3rd time I think) by Fr. Michael Gaitley and since I was also reading Newman, what Gaitley had to say about him clicked this time. Before I had no frame of reference.Gaitley says that Newman, is a very personal author. By contrast, Thomas Aquina [...]

    3. John Henry Newman’s Apologia pro Vita Sua is generally considered not only a great work of theology, but also one of the great classics of English literature. Often compared to Augustine’s Confessions, one of the first reviews (included in this Norton Critical Edition) goes so far as to call it “a far deeper revelation, and a far greater moral achievement” than even the Confessions. Even the Bloomsbury critic Lytton Strachey, who was not only vociferously opposed to Newman’s theology, [...]

    4. The word that came to mind while reading Apologia was: plodding. And that's okay. Newman's account of the seismic shift in his thinking that led eventually to reception into the Roman Catholic Church is not a fast read, nor a particularly enjoyable read. It is Newman as a Catholic, re-tracing the steps that brought him into the Catholic fold from the embrace of his mother English church. It is also a defense so he is addressing specific questions and concerns that might not at first be evident t [...]

    5. Take a long, slow walk through this masterpiece.Newman's autobiography is "the only one that bears mentioning in the same sentence with Augustine's Confessions". In this opinion of Father Oakes SJ I do concur. To enter into the Apologia (hereafter APVS) is to draw near to the heart of one of the greatest figures in literature and Christianity. One can share this opinion without necessarily sharing his religious convictions; much of what is in dispute during Newman's conversion from Anglicanism t [...]

    6. I finished the actual Apologia, but have not read all of the appendices which shed light on aspects of the main work. Newman's sensitivity, his awareness and his insight is astonishing: things which to the ordinary soul would appear as mere trifles to his mind loom large. Not for him just sweeping things under the carpet. I can't say I followed every twist and turn of the narrative - issues which, as suggested, are to my mind opaque, remain so - and his style is of that wordy Victorian kind whic [...]

    7. It appears as though the edition I picked up for a dollar is indeed abridged. Or perhaps not? Either way, I'll be revisiting this over the summer when my 600-page edition gets here from Gethsemani (Kentucky).

    8. I was surprised by this book. Often it is mentioned as one of the great classics of spirituality; often it is compared to Augustine's Confessions. But it is not a spiritual work in that sense. It is not intended to edify. It is, simply, a record of Newman's changing beliefs which led by a fairly direct route to Catholicism. It is a justification of his conversion as intellectually honest. It is not apologetic, as he is not primarily concerned with giving arguments, and those which appear are inc [...]

    9. “A Defense of One's Life” is not a great work and I would not suggest it to anyone as a ‘must read’. However I don’t think the book is lacking because Newman is at fault, but because the book is misconstrued to be a classic when that isn’t what the author intended. Newman was obviously writing to specific people who thought the way he converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism was improper. He was wringing a defense (as stated in the title) to address specific accusations and not a tr [...]

    10. Unless you get really titillated by ecclesiastical life-writing or you're absolutely desperate for yet another possible venue for helping you recover your lost faith in a Christian God, there really is no reason to subject yourself to this 400-page homily. 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). His defense [...]

    11. "Acometer la redacción de una obra en defensa de la propia vida es una tarea compleja; en el caso de Newman, no se trataba de una autobiografía al uso, sino del relato de una crisis profunda que sacudió los cimientos de su conciencia y le condujo, finalmente, a abandonar sus creencias anglicanas y ser recibido en la Iglesia católica". Más en capitulocuarto.wordpress/

    12. Though it can seem tedious at times, this is a work worth persevering through. It is entirely contemporary to modern difficulties with faith and reason. But I defer to Pater Edmund's excellent review: /review/show/

    13. Dense but rewarding and elegantly written. I almost filed this on my "Religion" shelf, but although John Henry Newman was a famously religious man, to understand his spiritual odyssey, you have to look at his whole biography.

    14. I hate myself for saying this because I love Newman but this book was so caught up in minutiae and self-defense (think modern-day Nehemiah) that it was *very* difficult to get through. That said, Newman remains eminently quotable and he's got some real gems in here.

    15. Hated it in 1988, but I think I'd like it now. High ranking 19th Century Anglican clergyman decides to become a Catholic, explains why.

    16. One of the most influential books I've ever read. Greatly affected me for years to come. An amazing man.

    17. Apologia pro Vita Sua by John Henry Cardinal NewmanI'll be spending 2013 reading biographical materials: autobiographies, biographies, diaries and letters. Over the course of the next twelve months, I'll be reading and discussing three items in each of those four categories. It isn't just that the people who are the focus are important, and that their stories are fascinating, but biographical material itself poses its own questions – how is the life of a real person constructed in narrative? W [...]

    18. In seguito all'accusa infamante di aver ritardato i tempi della sua conversione dall'anglicanesimo al cattolicesimo per aver modo di trascinare con sé altri proseliti, John Henry Newman ricostruisce il suo sofferto itinerario spirituale con una lucidità ed un'onestà intellettuale entusiasmanti. Ne emerge il ritratto di un uomo innamorato della verità, di uno straordinario paladino della coscienza. Da rileggere.

    19. So many beautifully written proses and quotes. One of such is this "That the Catholic Church allowed no image of any sort, material or immaterial, no dogmatic symbol, no rite, no sacrament, no saint, not even the Blessed Virgin herself to come between the soul and its creator. It is face to face, Solus cum Solo and all matters between man and his God. He alone creates, he alone has redeemed. Before his awful eyes we go in death and the vision of Him is our eternal beatitude."

    20. This is a brilliant work in many ways. The honesty and incisiveness of thought are powerful. Diction as beautiful and prose as elegant as Newman’s are probably not in fashion these days, but in my opinion should be made mandatory reading for (advanced) students of English.

    21. Listened to the audio version read by Greg Wagland. The prose style of JHN pushes this from 3 to 4 stars for me.

    22. A bit dense in parts as Newman talks about contemporaries and controversies the modern reader isn't familiar with. Nevertheless there are some nifty passages.

    23. A fascinating and superb exploration of John Henry Cardinal Newman's theological thought. A classic that has earned its reputation.

    24. Newman's classic account of his conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism was eloquently written and enlightening. Like Abraham Kuyper, he was concerned with the Modernistic principles in the culture of his day, and with the growing Liberalism in the church. While Kuyper found a firm foundation in the principles of Calvinism, Newman turned to the principles of Roman Catholicism. His arguments concerning Tradition are powerful and appealing. Both Protestants and Roman Catholics will find m [...]

    25. John Henry Newman’s explanation of his conversion from Anglicanism to the Roman Catholic Church is documented in his own words. Considered a classic in the mode of St. Augustine’s Confessions, the Apologia Pro Vita Sua is less lyrical, and less psychological than the work of Augustine. Newman writes with the purpose of refutation, rather than proclamation. As such, the words rarely ring, but are methodical and sometimes verbose as befits an English clergyman in the 19th century.The words the [...]

    26. For all who want to discern truth and gain insights into theology, St John Newman's apologia is priceless. His detractor, Charles Kingsley (like Byron's Murray), will go down as ignominious for his calumny towards a churchman whose subtleties of thought were beyond him. England was known in the Age of Faith as Our Lady's Dowry; today we have unfortunate divisions in Christianity, especially since the Protestant Reformation. Newman sees a telescoping development of doctrine in revelation, which, [...]

    27. Extraordinary and detailed autobiography, describing Blessed Newman's battle with his self, as he left his beloved Anglican Church for the Roman Church. With a great sigh, I come to 1845 and the writing of the treatise on the development of doctrine, when the great man finally felt that both reason and conscience beckoned him towards Rome. The language is excellent; I had some trouble with it until I got through a book of Dickens, whereupon it was suddenly easy to read Victorian prose. It's odd [...]

    28. I read this as a young Episcopalian looking to understand more about the history of Anglican church and its relation to Catholicism. Newman's book is a powerful recounting of his passionate intellectual and spiritual involvement with Anglicanism, an involvement that first led him into an ardent defense and justification of the church and then ultimately away from it toward a wholehearted embrace of the Catholic creed.This book is at the same time a fascinating time-capsule, documenting the spiri [...]

    29. Zelo lepo napisana knjiga z zelo težkimi temami o prihodnosti vere in o težavah nacionalne cerkve, ki se ne ozira na svojo, četudi še tako davno, zgodovino. Ker je pisec ne toliko komplicirana oseba kot človek uperjen v učenje svoje argumentacije, je vse zelo stopnjevito in metodično obrazloženo in pri tem subjektivno kot šolano vodeno predavanje o času v katerem anglikanci in rimokatoliki bijejo boj za duše in za svoj lastni smisel. Ker je pisec šolan anglikanec, ki je postal proti [...]

    30. I hate to admit it, but I had a really hard time getting through this book just because Newman is so introspective & inwardly-directed. The point of the work was to explain the history of his own religious opinions, so the book's focus isn't unwarranted, but for me personally it made it a bit dull in places. I also found his prose not as compelling as expected, largely because he spends much of the book quoting excerpts from his own letters, or making numbered lists of items to address in se [...]

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