Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations

Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations

Description

John Henry Newman, aged 48, now a Catholic priest, arrives in Birmingham in 1849 as the head of a religious community. Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations, "more rhetorical than my former sermons," examines Catholicism from the inside and deals with the popular prejudices which contemporaries entertained of it. We can see the same touch which he displayed in the pulpit of St. Mary's now used to explain the truths of the faith which he had embraced. But he allows his humor and irony to enable him to reach those "who do not narrow their belief to their experience." This edition reveals the context of the Discourses and contains a wealth of references.