A Newman Reader Author:John Henry Cardinal Newman, Francis X. Connolly (ed.) "To record experience ... to perpetuate wisdom ... to draw the many into unity ... to speak and prophesy for the human family." - John Henry Cardinal Newman — Cardinal Newman today is considered the embodiment of all that is ideal in Catholic intelligence and taste. His long and active life spanned almost a century of constant, swift, and violen... more »t change, and the great scope of his intellectual achievements and writings has established him as one of the towering intellects of the nineteenth century. Newman spoke as a theologian, an ecumenist, a philosopher, a psychologist, and a historian.
In A Newman Reader Dr. Connolly, an outstanding Newman authority, has compiled a representative collection of Newman's writings designed to present the full range of Newman's life and thought. This comprehensive anthology records Newman's intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth by grouping his writings - entire essays, poetry, sermons, letters, and generous excerpts from his books - into the major and critical periods of Newman's life.
In this sweeping anthology, and in the thorough Introduction that precedes it, the reader can truly appreciate Cardinal Newman's extraordinary breadth of mind and character, the unique quality of his genius, and the remarkable unity of his active and varied life.« less