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Newman: A Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) [Paperback]

Owen Chadwick
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5 Nov 2010 Very Short Introductions

The religious leader John Henry Newman (1801-1890) started his long career as a devout Protestant; he later became the head of a new movement of Catholic ideas within the Church of England, and finally joined the Catholic Church. He began a new epoch in the study of religious faith.

In this classic short study, reissued with a new preface to celebrate Newman's beatification, Owen Chadwick examines the many aspects of Newman's thought and writings, especially his views about faith, knowledge, and education.

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reissue edition (5 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199600406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199600403
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 806,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Owen Chadwick was Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books on Church history and was General Editor of the Oxford History of the Christian Church along with his brother, Henry Chadwick.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't panic! 29 Dec 2003
By A Customer
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I did a 3rd year University course on Newman, I had been to no lectures and this book saved me from failure. In less than 100 pages (ie one afternoon!) you can grasp the basics of every aspect of Newman's work and life. It is the "ladybird" book of Newman. If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed by it all this is the book for you. It would also be very helpful if reading Newman for the first time for any reason, academic or spiritual. In conclusion, I would say that this book is well written, intelligent, basic without being insulting and very useful for revision (or vision in my case)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin 3 May 2012
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This book delivers exactly what it promises - a very short introduction to the life and work of Newman, written by a competent and reputable historian. It contains the essential information, clearly and simply written, to enable the reader to know who Newman was, what he did, and how he fits into history. An excellent introduction or overview for anyone new to Newman, or who wonders who he was and why is worthy of fame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complex man made intelligible 17 Oct 2013
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Owen Chadwick enjoyed writing this. He knows his subject very well and writes in a very playful way. Newman is a complex character I think but this book will help you make some sense of the man. The book is so witty and well-written it really should enjoy a wide readership.
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