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Cardinal Newman in 1887

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John Henry Newman (1801-1890), English theologian, philosopher, educator, novelist, poet and man of letters continues to engage the interest of scholars even 120 years after his death. His writing and thinking have been so important that he has been called the “Father of Vatican II.” Cardinal Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in September 2010. This research guide has been prepared to assist researchers in finding their way through the wealth of materials available on this influential churchman.

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Get to know John Henry Newman through these articles from electronic encyclopedias. If you want to read them off-campus, you will need to enter your Multipass information when you click a link.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, Supplement 2011

New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

Dictionary of National Biography

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd Edition

Great Victorian Lives, An Era of Obituaries

Selected Print Books