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By Brian Martin

Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was once some of the most eminent and arguable figures of the nineteenth Century. His conversion of the Church of Rome sparked some of the most sour and divisive controversies of the Victorian age. His spiritual proposal helped to put the principles for the second one Vatican Council.Brian Martin's sympathetic examine is a severe biography of Newman that surveys his existence from his fabulous Oxford occupation to his eventual elevation to the Cardinalate. His family with different leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain are tested, and his significant works are mentioned within the context of his existence.

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It was an inverted ambition which made him feel that he was doing better in the sight of God than other men of his ability in major and more public positions. Consolation of a sort came in the knowledge, too, that The Christian Year, his collection of hymns and poems, published in 1827, was a success. Newman informed him that it brought comfort to his dying sister Mary. ' Newman's support of Hawkins initially served him well. As Copleston had to retire from the Provostship on his elevation, so Hawkins had to give up St Mary's.

They reached Corfu, where Newman visited some Greek Orthodox Churches and the English garrison. He enjoyed the delicacies, a Turkish sweet made of honey and 'otto of roses', a Corfu one made of almonds and honey, developed a taste for Ithaca wine, 'a great deal of flavours and in no respect heavy', and did not neglect to collect seeds for his mother's garden. On 6 January 1833, they turned back for Patras and eventually reached Malta on 10 January. The next day they were moved into quarantine in the Lazaret and (\\tHermes went on homeward bound.

My heart is full. How should I be humbled to the dust! What importance I think myself of! my deeds, my abilities, my writings! whereas he is humility itself, and gentleness, and love, and zeal, and self-devotion. ' So began and matured another important friendship which was to be crucial for the genesis of what has come to be known as the Oxford Movement. Newman's decision was that he should take Holy Orders. In May 1824 he was offered and accepted the curacy of St Clement's Church in Oxford. The incumbent, John Gutch, was old and incapacitated.

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