An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

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Clarendon Press, 1985 - Science - 409 pages
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This book provides the first critical edition of John Henry Newman's classic work, A Grammar of Assent. The editor's introduction contains a synopsis of Newman's argument as well as an account of the development of his thought and a history of the composition of the final text. Ker discusses critical reaction to the Grammar and attempts to clarify and interpret Newman's thoughts in areas where his meaning has been misunderstood. A Textual Appendix lists every variant published in Newman's lifetime and the editor's Notes include detailed references to Newman's other writings. full use has been made of the manuscript drafts and all available philosophical notebooks and papers.

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A bit of a slog due to the nineteenth century's penchant for page-long sentences, but otherwise Newman's writing on an important topic is clear, interesting, and helpful. Read full review

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in preparation for a course at l'école cathédrale bought in Oxford 2008 2013 just in time for understanding the assent to certitude Read full review

About the author (1985)

James David Earnest is Professor of English Emeritus, Murray State University, Kentucky. Gerard Tracey, who died in 2003, was formerly Lay Archivist of the Birmingham Oratory. He edited volumes 6, 7, and 8 of The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman.

Ker is a leading Newman scholar.

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