John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was one of the most influential Englishmen of the 19th century. He was born into a Low Church Anglican family and studied at Oriel College, Oxford where he became an Evangelical and later an Anglican. He started the Oxford Movement in 1833 and converted to Catholicism in 1845. After ordination to the priesthood in Rome, he returned to his homeland and founded the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in England. In 1854 he helped to establish the Catholic University of Ireland and served as its first rector (president). By means of lectures and writing she defended the Catholic Church during a difficult period in England. In 1879, Pope Leo XIII created him a cardinal of the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman on September 19, 2010.

Passion for Truth, the Life of John Henry Newman is a biography (618 pages) for general readership. It introduces readers to the life of John Henry Newman, focusing on the development of his spiritual life and doctrine, and his conversion to the Catholic faith. The biography presents some of his many friends and the influence he and they had on each other. It includes three helpful maps, and some interesting photos.

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