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John Henry Newman

(1801—1890) theologian and cardinal


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(1801–90)

British theologian. He was a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, a group of people who in the 1830s attempted to reform the Church of England by restoring the high-church traditions, and became a prominent convert (1845) to Roman Catholicism. The publication in 1841 of Tract 90, which argued that the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England could be reconciled with Roman Catholic doctrine, caused a major scandal. In 1846 he went to Rome, where he was ordained priest. A gifted writer, in 1864 he published Apologia pro Vita Sua, a justification of his spiritual evolution. He was created cardinal in 1879. His cause for beatification is being examined in Rome.

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