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A Privilege of Intellect: Conscience and Wisdom in Newman’s Narrative
by D. A. Drennen
University of Scranton Press, 2010
Paper: 978-1-58966-210-0
Library of Congress Classification BX4705.N5D74 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 282.092


Based on decades of research, A Privilege of Intellect is D. A. Drennen’s portrait of the English cardinal John Henry Newman (1801–90), whose conversion to the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 significantly boosted the presence of the Catholic Church in England and caused many Anglicans to follow his example. Newman—who will be beatified this fall—devoted his life both to the Church and to the university, demonstrating that religious faith and intellectual pursuits could exist in harmony. Drennen’s biography combines theology with psychology and philosophy and will appeal to anyone interested in the history of the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church.

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