The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman: Volume VIII: Tract 90 and the Jerusalem Bishopric
John Henry Newman (1801-90) was brought up in the Church of England in the Evangelical tradition. An Oxford graduate and Fellow of Oriel College, he was appointed Vicar of St Mary's Oxford in 1828; from 1839 onwards he began to have doubts about the claims of the Anglican Church and in 1845 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. He was made a Cardinal in 1879. His influence on both the restoration of Roman Catholicism in England and the advance of Catholic
ideas in the Church of England was profound.
Volume VIII covers a turbulent period in Newman's life with the publication of Tract 90. His attempt to show the compatibility of the 39 Articles with Catholic doctrine caused a storm both in the University of Oxford and in the Church. He and others were horrified by the establishment of a joint Anglo-Prussian Bishopric in Jerusalem, considering it an attempt to give Apostolical succession to an heretical church. In 1842 he moved away from the hubbub of Oxford life to nearby
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- Cardinal John Henry Newman, Gerard Tracey
- Hardback | 684 pages
- 164 x 242 x 50mm | 1,278g
- Publication date
- 17 Feb 2000
- Oxford University Press
- Clarendon Press
- Publication City/Country
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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