John Henry Newman
About the Author
Born in 1801, John Henry Newman was educated at Oxford. He was a leading Anglican clergyman until his conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1845. A theologian of enormous influence, he is also considered one of the great English stylists of the nineteenth century; his autobiography, the Apologia Pro Vita Sua, is hailed as a literary classic.
James Gaffney is a Newman scholar and the chairman of the religious studies department at Loyola University in New Orleans.