Apologia Pro Vita Sua, being a History of his Religious Opinions, by John Henry Cardinal Newman, Revised edition of 1865.
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John Henry Cardinal Newman (February 21, 1801-August 11, 1890) had been a
priest in the Church of England and was a major figure in the Oxford Movement to restore the Anglican Church to
its Catholic roots.
Newman was received into the Roman Catholic Church on October 9, 1845 and was ordained a priest in 1846
His Apologia was published in 1864 as a response to the charge (outlined by Newmen in this Preface) of untruthfulness, brought by Protestant Charles Kingsley in a article in a magazine. The text here presented is that of Newman's revised edition of 1865.
In 1879 Newman was elevated to Cardinal. On January 22, 1991 Newman was proclaimed Venerable by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
His beatification was officially proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 September 2010 during his visit to the United Kingdom.
Chapter 1: History of my Religious Opinions up to 1833
Chapter 2: History of my Religious Opinions from 1833 to 1839
Chapter 3: History of my Religious Opinions from 1839 to 1841
Chapter 4: History of my Religious Opinions from 1841 to 1845
Chapter 5: Position of my Mind since 1845