Who is John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was an English theologian, academic, intellectual, philosopher, polymath, historian, writer, scholar and poet, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. He was known nationally by the mid-1830s, and was canonised as a saint in the Catholic Church in 2019.

Originally an evangelical academic at the University of Oxford and priest in the Church of England, Newman became drawn to the high-church tradition of Anglicanism. He became one of the more notable leaders of the Oxford Movement, an influential and controversial grouping of Anglicans who wished to return to the Church of England many Catholic beli...
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  • Opusculum
    Fair Cousin, thy page
    is small to encage
    the thoughts which engage
    the mind of a sage, ...
  • The Gift Of Perseverance
    ONCE, as I brooded o'er my guilty state,
    A fever seized me, duties to devise,
    To buy me interest in my Saviour's eyes;
    Not that His love I would extenuate, ...
  • A Thanksgiving
    Lord, in this dust Thy sovereign voice
    First quicken'd love divine;
    I am all Thine,â??Thy care and choice,
    My very praise is Thine. ...
  • Behind The Veil
    BANISH'D the House of sacred rest,
    Amid a thoughtless throng,
    At length I heard its creed confess'd,
    And knelt the saints among. ...
  • A Voice From Afar
    Weep not for me;â??
    Be blithe as wont, nor tinge with gloom
    The stream of love that circles home,
    Light hearts and free! ...
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Some Wretched creature, savior take
 by Emily Dickinson


Some Wretched creature, savior take
Who would exult to die
And leave for thy sweet mercy's sake
Another Hour to me


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