John Henry Newman

Spiritual Director 1845-1890

By Peter C. Wilcox, STD

Foreword by John T. Ford

John Henry Newman

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  • Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: 8/16/2013
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John Henry Newman

Spiritual Director 1845-1890

By Peter C. Wilcox, STD

Foreword by John T. Ford

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  • ISBN: 9781620322048
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: 8/16/2013
  • Retail Price: $44.00
Web Price: $35.20
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  • ISBN: 9781620322048
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 8/16/2013
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About-

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was a man who sought to integrate life and holiness. He believed that the spiritual life needed to be lived in an active and dynamic way, touching a person's fundamental attitudes and actions.

Although Newman rejected the title of spiritual director as such, it is obvious from his correspondence that directing others through various facets of the Christian life was one of his dominant concerns. Surprisingly, comparatively little has been written about Newman's idea of spiritual direction. This book investigates Newman's understanding of spiritual direction during his life as a Roman Catholic, 1845-1890. It examines the major areas in which Newman gave spiritual direction through an analysis of the correspondence from his Catholic years. It also explicates those principles of Newman's own spiritual life that found expression in his direction of others.

Newman had a mammoth "apostolate of correspondence." His Letters and Diaries have been edited and published in a series of thirty-two volumes, embracing more than twenty thousand letters. The first ten volumes deal with Newman's Anglican period; the remaining twenty-two volumes cover his Catholic period and are the primary source for this book. These volumes have been studied chronologically in order to determine and extract the major areas in which Newman gave spiritual direction to others, and to investigate the stages of development in his spiritual advice.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Peter Wilcox contributes a unique study to the field of spiritual direction by his careful and creative work on the practice of spiritual direction by John Henry Newman. Showing the historical and theological development of Newman's thought, Wilcox unfolds in a brilliant way the epistolary form of Newman's direction to many who sought God's holy providence. Newman's care for the spiritual life of the laity is most in evidence."
--Robert L. McCreary, OFM Capuchin, STD

"Drawing on Newman's vast correspondence, Wilcox has given us a very human portrait of a spiritual master of remarkable sensitivity. Readers will find Newman's account of the development of revealed doctrine reflected in his understanding of the spiritual development of ordinary people. Newman comes across as someone who listens with respect and then speaks with careful balance--promoting devotion without excessive piety, reasonableness without rationality, and compassion without sentimentality--always challenging without demanding."
--William Fey, OFM Cap., Bishop of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

Contributors-

Peter C. Wilcox, STD
John T. Ford

Bio(s)-

Peter C. Wilcox, STD, has been a psychotherapist and spiritual director for over thirty years. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Catholic University of America and has taught at the Washington Theological Union, Loyola University Maryland, and St. Bonaventure University. For many years he has directed retreats and conducted seminars on personality development and spiritual growth.

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