John Henry Newman (1801-1890) has always inspired devotion. Newman has made disciples as leader of the Catholic revival in the Church of England, an inspiration to fellow converts to Roman Catholicism, a nationally admired preacher and prose-writer, and an internationally recognized saint of the Catholic Church. Nevertheless, he has also provoked criticism. The church authorities, both Anglican and Catholic, were often troubled by his words and deeds, and scholars
have disputed his arguments and his honesty.
Written by a range of international experts, The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman shows how Newman remains important to the fields of education, history, literature, philosophy, and theology. Divided into four parts, part one grounds Newman's works in the places, cultures, and networks of relationships in which he lived. Part two looks at the thinkers who shaped his own thought, while the third part engages critically and appreciatively with themes in his writings. Part four
examines how those themes have shaped conversations in the churches and the academy. This Handbook will serve as an important resource to critical and appreciative exploration of the person, writings, controversies, and legacy of Newman.
Frederick Aquino is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University, working as a philosophical and systematic theologian. He specializes in religious epistemology, the epistemology of theology, John Henry Newman, and Maximus the Confessor. His publications include Receptions of Newman (with Benjamin J. King; 2015) and The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (with William J. Abraham; 2017). Benjamin J. King is the Associate Professor of Church History at the School of Theology, University of the South, Tennessee. He specializes in nineteenth-century history and theology. He is the author of Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England (2009).