Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Quotable Newman vol.2, by Dave Armstrong

Catholic apologist Dave Armstrong helpfully provided a second volume of quotations from that great Catholic convert, Blessed John Henry Newman. The first volume dealt with the bread and butter of Catholic apologetics, such as the sacraments, the Papacy and Apostolic succession, while this second volume deals with a broader range of topics. There are many excellent devotional insights here.

As somebody who has studied the Oxford Movement at an academic level, I would have liked to have seen some quotes in which Newman wrote about some of his associates in the Oxford Movement, such as Pusey, but I understand that might not have been of much interest to readers who lack the historical background knowledge. This is, however, a very worthy and useful resource, as can be expected from Dave Armstrong.

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