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Fifteen Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford Between A.D. 1826 and 1843
428 pages, 5.50 x 8.50
Paperback | 9780268009960 | January 1998
Hardcover | 9780268206161 | August 2022
eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268087685 | January 1998
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These remarkable sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here in its entirety is the third edition of 1872 for which Newman added an additional sermon, bracketed notes, and, importantly, a comprehensive, condensed Preface. In her introduction, noted Newman scholar Mary Katherine Tillman considers the volume as an integral whole, showing how all of the sermons systematically relate to the central theme of the faith-reason relationship.
John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.
Mary Katherine Tillman is Associate Professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her many publications on John Henry Newman include "'What, Then Does Dr. Newman Mean?': The Vision and the Views" in The Challenge and Promise of a Catholic University (Notre Dame Press, 1994).
“Because faith restores all things natural, it gives the intellectual back his intellect. One might almost characterize the Fifteen Sermons as lessons in how to think—but that is not their only reason. As they lead the reader through the intricate relations of faith and reason, they may also prompt the educated man to pay a little more attention to his nightly prayers.” —New Oxford Review