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A Vintage Spiritual Classic
In this original selection of his public sermons, private papers, and devotions, Newman’s thoughtful belief in the Word of God shines through, as do his teachings on how to be in this world but not of it, how to reconcile faith and reason.
Selected Sermons, Prayers, and Devotions was edited by John F. Thorton and Susan B. Varenne and includes a preface by Peter J. Gomes.
Praise for Selected Sermons, Prayers, and Devotions
“Newman is one of the greatest of all spiritual writers, a master of English prose and an incomparable expositor of the mysteries of God and creation. This wonderful collection captures the heart of his eloquence and warmth. A superb achievement.” —Philip Zaleski, editor of The Best Spiritual Writing Series
"I would feel presumptuous in recommending John Henry Newman. It is like saying Mozart is a great composer. One can only acknowledge that Newman is one of the spiritual masters of world history, and express gratitutde for this intelligent selection from the feast of his genius."— The Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, President of The Religion and Public Life Institute
In the annals of spirituality, certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind’s relation to the divine.