Newman's Unquiet Grave

Newman's Unquiet Grave

The Reluctant Saint

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Explores the questions of the controversial churchman's emotional life, while drawing a complex warts-and-all portrait of "a literary workaholic."

Gardners
John Henry Newman was the most eminent English-speaking Christian thinker and writer of the past two hundred years. This title tells the story of the chequered attempts to establish Newman's sanctity against the background of major developments within Catholicism, including his profound influence on the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.

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A masterly portrait of the recently beatified John Henry Newman that deals with his exceptional intellect and the sensational events surrounding him.>

McMillan Palgrave

John Henry Newman was the most eminent English-speaking Christian thinker and writer of the past two hundred years. James Joyce hailed him the 'greatest' prose stylist of the Victorian age.

A problematic campaign to canonise Newman started fifty years ago. After many delays John Paul II declared him a 'Venerable'. Then Pope Benedict XVI, a keen student of Newman's works, pressed for his beatification. But was Newman a 'Saint'?

In Newman's Unquiet Grave John Cornwell (author of A Thief in the Night and Hitler's Pope) tells the story of the chequered attempts to establish Newman's sanctity against the background of major developments within Catholicism. His life was marked by personal feuds, self-absorption, accusations of professional and artistic narcissism, hypochondria, and same-sex friendships that at times bordered on the apparent homo-erotic.

John Cornwell investigates the process of Newman's elevation to sainthood to present a highly original and controversial new portrait of the great man's life and genius for a new generation of religious and non-religious readers alike.



Blackwell Publishing

John Henry Newman was the most eminent English-speaking Christian thinker and writer of the past two hundred years. James Joyce hailed him the 'greatest' prose stylist of the Victorian age.

A problematic campaign to canonise Newman started fifty years ago. After many delays John Paul II declared him a 'Venerable'. Then Pope Benedict XVI, a keen student of Newman's works, pressed for his beatification. But was Newman a 'Saint'?

In Newman's Unquiet Grave John Cornwell (author of A Thief in the Night and Hitler's Pope) tells the story of the chequered attempts to establish Newman's sanctity against the background of major developments within Catholicism. His life was marked by personal feuds, self-absorption, accusations of professional and artistic narcissism, hypochondria, and same-sex friendships that at times bordered on the apparent homo-erotic.

John Cornwell investigates the process of Newman's elevation to sainthood to present a highly original and controversial new portrait of the great man's life and genius for a new generation of religious and non-religious readers alike.



Baker
& Taylor

Newman was the most brilliant and controversial churchman of the Victorian Age. Cornwell explores the questions of Newman's emotional life, while drawing a complex warts-and-all portrait of "a literary workaholic."

Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2010
ISBN: 9781441150844
1441150846
Branch Call Number: 282.092 C816n
Characteristics: xii, 273 p., [8] of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Reluctant saint

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