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Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint by John Cornwell

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February 2011, no. 328

Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint by John Cornwell

Continuum (Rainbow Book Agencies), $42.95 hb, 288 pp

Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint by John Cornwell

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February 2011, no. 328

In October 2010 Hugh Brady, president of University College Dublin, sent colleagues around the world a copy of The Idea of a University(1854)by Cardinal John Henry Newman. As Newman approached beatification, President Brady recalled that UCD is the successor institution to the Catholic University of Ireland, which welcomed Newman as its first rector in 1851. Not many university leaders can aspire to sainthood, but establishing a new university and writing a classic text about the purpose of higher learning were only brief episodes in the long life of the most famous church intellectual of the nineteenth century.

Glyn Davis reviews 'Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint' by John Cornwell

Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint

by John Cornwell

Continuum (Rainbow Book Agencies), $42.95 hb, 288 pp

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