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John Henry Newman

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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.

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