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- DescriptionIt may seem surprising to discover that a Catholic cardinal was a velist, and Newman advanced this as an obstacle to his own canization: Saints are t literary men, he wrote, they do t love the classics, they do t write Tales. He was only fit to black the saints shoes if Saint Philip uses blacking, in heaven. The background toLoss and Gainwas a controversial one. Newman wrote the book in part to provide a title for publication by James Burns, of the later celebrated firm of Burns and Oates, who had lost his stable of Anglican authors by converting in 1847 to Catholicism. An understanding of the vel requires some kwledge of its Oxford background, of the university setting, which was compared in the fierceness of its loyalties by Newman s friend Richard Church to a Renaissance Italian city, implying an assassin with a stiletto round every corner. In short, there is a sense in which, in spite of its fictional character, Loss and Gainis a work of controversy, full of echoes of old battles over whether the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion and theBook of Common Prayershould be interpreted in a Catholic or a Protestant sense. It is a response, like Newman s other works, to a challenge, and so its hero, Charles Reding, as a student in Oxford, passes through the hands of the representatives of a number of Anglican parties and schools of theology before resolving his doubts in Rome.
- Author BiographySheridan Gilley is an Emeritus Reader in Theology at the University of Durham, an Honorary Fellow in Catholic History in its Catholic Studies Centre, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and past president (2010 2011) of the Ecclesiastical History Society. Author of many books, many on Newman, he has published more than two hundred articles on modern English and Irish and Christian history.
- Author(s)John Henry Cardinal Newman
- PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press
- Date of Publication15/05/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleND Works of Cardinal Newman
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Notre Dame Press
- Weight522 g
- Width132 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited bySheridan Gilley
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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