Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England: Addressed to the Brothers of the Oratory in the Summer of 1851

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Gracewing Publishing, 2000 - 500 стор.
The Lectures on the Present Position of Catholics in England is John Henry Newman's brilliant satirical attack on anti-Catholic prejudice and propaganda. The lectures appeared at a time of national uproar, the "Papal Aggression" crisis of 1850-51, and they landed Newman in court for libel. Aimed at a popular audience, they are supremely readable, at times shocking, and certainly the most humorous of any of Newman's writings. Yet they are less well known today than his other works and until now have only been intermittently available. Newman himself thought they were his best-written work, and the leading Newman scholar, Ian Ker, has called them a "neglected satirical masterpiece".
 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
vi
DEDICATION LXXXVII
xxiv
PREFACE XCI
xxxiii
LECTURES ON THE PRESENT POSITION
lxxxv
PROTESTANT VIEW OF THE CATHOLIC
24
TRADITION THE SUSTAINING POWER OF
126
LOGICAL INCONSISTENCY OF
196
PROTESTANT VIEW 177
270
IGNORANCE CONCERNING CATHOLICS
322
APPENDIX TEXTUAL VARIANTS 4
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English clergyman John Henry Newman was born on February 21, 1801. He was educated at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He was the leader of the Oxford movement and cardinal after his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church. In 1822, he received an Oriel College fellowship, which was then the highest distinction of Oxford scholarship, and was appointed a tutor at Oriel. Two years later, he became vicar of St. Mary's, the Anglican church of the University of Oxford, and exerted influence on the religious thought through his sermons. When Newman resigned his tutorship in 1832, he made a tour of the Mediterranean region and wrote the hymn "Lead Kindly Light." He was also one of the chief contributors to "Tracts for the Times" (1833-1841), writing 29 papers including "Tract 90", which terminated the series. The final tract was met with opposition because of its claim that the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England are aimed primarily at the abuses of Roman Catholicism. Newman retired from Oxford in 1842 to the village of Littlemore. He spent three years in seclusion and resigned his post as vicar of St. Mary's on October 9, 1845. During this time, he wrote a retraction of his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church and after writing his "Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine," he became a Roman Catholic. The following year, he went to Rome and was ordained a priest and entered the Congregation of the Oratory. The remainder of Newman's life was spent in the house of the Oratory that he established near Birmingham. He also served as rector of a Roman Catholic university that the bishops of Ireland were trying to establish in Dublin from 1854-1858. While there, he delivered a series of lectures that were later published as "The Idea of a University Defined" (1873), which says the function of a university is the training of the mind instead of the giving of practical information. In 1864, Newman published "Apologia pro Vita Sua (Apology for His Life)" in response to the charge that Roman Catholicism was indifferent to the truth. It is an account of his spiritual development and regarded as both a religious autobiography and English prose. Newman also wrote "An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent" (1870), and the novels "Loss and Gain" (1848), Callista" (1856) and "The Dream of Gerontius" (1865). Newman was elected an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, in 1877 and was made cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879. He died on August 11, 1890.

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