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Newman, Cardinal John Henry (1801–1890)

  1. Michael Coulter

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0985

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Coulter, M. 2011. Newman, Cardinal John Henry (1801–1890). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

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  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


John Henry Newman, born in London on February 21, 1801, was an important 19th century Catholic theologian and a famous convert to the Catholic Church. Newman was proclaimed “venerable” in 1991 after a thorough examination of his life and work by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. An influential author, he was a major figure in the Oxford Movement, which sought to bring the Church of England back to its Catholic roots. These beliefs pushed him toward reforming the church and contributed to his conversion from the Anglican Church to Catholicism.


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