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“I was on a journey”. John Henry Newman’s Search for the Ultimate Truth
“I was on a journey”. John Henry Newman’s Search for the Ultimate Truth

(Apologia and The Dream of Gerontius)

Author(s): Grażyna Bystydzieńska
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, 19th Century, Philology, British Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: John Henry Newman; autobiography; conversion narrative; dream vision
Summary/Abstract: This article analyses John Henry Newman’s autobiography, Apologia pro Vita Sua, which is treated as a conversion narrative, alongside his dream vision, The Dream of Gerontius. On this basis, it examines the evolution of Newman’s religious creed in the context of 19th-century British systems of belief and ecclesiastical affiliation.

  • Page Range: 71-80
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English