Parochial and Plain Sermons

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Ignatius Press, 1997 - Religion - 1763 pages
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All eight volumes of Newman's sermons are brought together in this one beautifully printed and bound volume. Newman's sermons are as powerful, fresh and challenging today as when he first gave them. The topics he covers are ones central to Christianity and salvation. Newman once again demonstrates his tremendous understanding of human psychology and the temptations and trials that we encounter as Christians in the world. 191 sermons in total. A magnificent work of timeless inspiration and illumination for every generation of Christian readers.
 

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Contents

HOLINESS NECESSARY FOR FUTURE BLESSEDNESS
5
THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
14
KNOWLEDGE OF GODS WILL WITHOUT OBEDIENCE
22
SECRET FAULTS
31
SELFDENIAL THE TEST OF RELIGIOUS EARNESTNESS
41
THE SPIRITUAL MIND
50
SINS OF IGNORANCE AND WEAKNESS
57
GODS COMMANDMENTS NOT GRIEVOUS
66
MORAL EFFECTS OF COMMUNION WITH GOD
877
CHRIST HIDDEN FROM THE WORLD
886
CHRIST MANIFESTED IN REMEMBRANCE
895
THE GAINSAYING OF KORAH
904
THE MYSTERIOUSNESS OF OUR PRESENT BEING
914
THE VENTURES OF FAITH
922
FAITH AND LOVE
930
WATCHING
938

THE RELIGIOUS USE OF EXCITED FEELINGS
76
PROFESSION WITHOUT PRACTICE
83
PROFESSION WITHOUT HYPOCRISY
92
PROFESSION WITHOUT OSTENTATION
100
PROMISING WITHOUT DOING
108
RELIGIOUS FAITH RATIONAL
123
THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERIES
131
THE SELFWISE INQUIRER
139
OBEDIENCE THE REMEDY FOR RELIGIOUS PERPLEXITY
147
TIMES OF PRIVATE PRAYER
157
FORMS OF PRIVATE PRAYER
165
THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY
174
WITNESSES OF THE RESURRECTION
181
CHRISTIAN REVERENCE
189
THE RELIGION OF THE DAY
198
SCRIPTURE A RECORD OF HUMAN SORROW
208
CHRISTIAN MANHOOD
215
PART II
225
THE WORLDS BENEFACTORS The Feast of St Andrew the Apostle
229
FAITH WITHOUT SIGHT The Feast of St Thomas the Apostle
236
THE INCARNATION The Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord
244
MARTYRDOM The Feast of St Stephen the Martyr
253
LOVE OF RELATIONS AND FRIENDS The Feast of St John the Evangelist
259
THE MIND OF LITTLE CHILDREN The Feast of the Holy Innocents
265
CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord
270
THE GLORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH The Feast of the Epiphany
277
ST PAULS CONVERSION VIEWED IN REFERENCE TO HIS OFFICE The Feast of the Conversion of St Paul
287
SECRECY AND SUDDENNESS OF DIVINE VISITATIONS The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
295
DIVINE DECREES The Feast of St Matthias the Apostle
302
THE REVERENCE DUE TO THE VIRGIN MARY The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
308
CHRIST A QUICKENING SPIRIT The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
316
SAVING KNOWLEDGE Monday in Easter Week
324
SELFCONTEMPLATION Tuesday in Easter Week
331
RELIGIOUS COWARDICE The Feast of St Mark the Evangelist
338
THE GOSPEL WITNESSES The Feast of St Philip and St James the Apostles
343
MYSTERIES IN RELIGION The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord
358
THE INDWELLING SPIRIT The Feast of Pentecost
365
THE KINGDOM OF THE SAINTS Monday in Whitsun Week
375
THE KINGDOM OF THE SAINTS Tuesday in Whitsun Week
382
THE GOSPEL A TRUST COMMITTED TO US The Feast of the Holy Trinity
389
TOLERANCE OF RELIGIOUS ERROR The Feast of St Barnabas the Apostle
401
REBUKING SIN The Feast of the Nativity of St John Baptist
412
THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY The Feast of St Peter the Apostle
418
HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY The Feast of St James the Apostle
431
GUILELESSNESS The Feast of St Bartholomew the Apostle
439
THE DANGER OF RICHES The Feast of St Matthew the Apostle
445
THE POWERS OF NATURE The Feast of St Michael and All Angels
455
THE DANGER OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Feast of St Luke the Evangelist
461
CHRISTIAN ZEAL The Feast of St Simon and St Jude the Apostles
468
USE OF SAINTS DAYS The Feast of all Saints
477
PART III
483
ABRAHAM AND LOT
487
WILFULNESS OF ISRAEL IN REJECTING SAMUEL
496
SAUL
504
EARLY YEARS OF DAVID
513
JEROBOAM
523
FAITH AND OBEDIENCE
534
CHRISTIAN REPENTANCE
542
CONTRACTED VIEWS IN RELIGION
549
A PARTICULAR PROVIDENCE AS REVEALED IN THE GOSPEL
556
TEARS OF CHRIST AT THE GRAVE OF LAZARUS
565
BODILY SUFFERING
572
THE HUMILIATION OF THE ETERNAL SON
583
JEWISH ZEAL A PATTERN TO CHRISTIANS
594
SUBMISSION TO CHURCH AUTHORITY
604
CONTEST BETWEEN TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD IN THE CHURCH
614
THE CHURCH VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE
623
THE VISIBLE CHURCH AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO FAITH
633
THE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT
644
REGENERATING BAPTISM
655
INFANT BAPTISM
665
THE DAILY SERVICE
674
THE GOOD PART OF MARY
685
RELIGIOUS WORSHIP A REMEDY FOR EXCITEMENTS
696
INTERCESSION
705
THE INTERMEDIATE STATE
715
PART IV
729
THE STRICTNESS OF THE LAW OF CHRIST
733
OBEDIENCE WITHOUT LOVE AS INSTANCED IN THE CHARACTER OF BALAAM
744
MORAL CONSEQUENCES OF SINGLE SINS
756
ACCEPTANCE OF RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES COMPULSORY
766
RELIANCE ON RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES
775
THE INDIVIDUALITY OF THE SOUL
784
CHASTISEMENT AMID MERCY
793
PEACE AND JOY AMID CHASTISEMENT
807
THE STATE OF GRACE
817
THE VISIBLE CHURCH FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT
828
THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS
839
THE CHURCH A HOME FOR THE LONELY
850
THE INVISIBLE WORLD
860
THE GREATNESS AND LITTLENESS OF HUMAN LIFE
869
KEEPING FAST AND FESTIVAL
947
WORSHIP A PREPARATION FOR CHRISTS COMING Advent
959
REVERENCE A BELIEF IN GODS PRESENCE Advent
967
UNREAL WORDS Advent
977
SHRINKING FROM CHRISTS COMING Advent
988
EQUANIMITY Christmas
996
REMEMBRANCE OF PAST MERCIES Christmas
1005
THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS Christmas
1014
THE STATE OF INNOCENCE Christmas
1022
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY Christmas
1033
RIGHTEOUSNESS NOT OF US BUT IN US Epiphany
1041
THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT Epiphany
1050
THE NEW WORKS OF THE GOSPEL
1063
THE STATE OF SALVATION
1072
TRANSGRESSIONS AND INFIRMITIES
1083
SINS OF INFIRMITY
1092
SINCERITY AND HYPOCRISY
1100
THE TESTIMONY OF CONSCIENCE
1110
MANY CALLED FEW CHOSEN Septuagesima
1120
PRESENT BLESSINGS Septuagesima
1130
ENDURANCE THE CHRISTIANS PORTION Sexagesima
1139
AFFLICTION A SCHOOL OF COMFORT Sexagesima
1149
THE THOUGHT OF GOD THE STAY OF THE SOUL Quinquagesima
1157
LOVE THE ONE THING NEEDFUL Quinquagesima
1166
THE POWER OF THE WILL Quinquagesima
1175
PART VI
1185
FASTING A SOURCE OF TRIAL First Sunday in Lent
1187
LIFE THE SEASON OF REPENTANCE Second Sunday in Lent
1196
APOSTOLIC ABSTINENCE A PATTERN FOR CHRISTIANS Lent
1203
CHRISTS PRIVATIONS A MEDITATION FOR CHRISTIANS Fifth Sunday in Lent
1211
CHRIST THE SON OF GOD MADE MAN Fifth Sunday in Lent
1220
THE INCARNATE SON A SUFFERER AND SACRIFICE Sixth Sunday in Lent
1230
THE CROSS OF CHRIST THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD Sixth Sunday in Lent
1239
DIFFICULTY OF REALIZING SACRED PRIVILEGES Easter
1246
THE GOSPEL SIGN ADDRESSED TO FAITH Easter
1253
THE SPIRITUAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST IN THE CHURCH Easter
1262
THE EUCHARISTIC PRESENCE Easter
1272
FAITH THE TITLE FOR JUSTIFICATION Easter
1282
JUDAISM OF THE PRESENT DAY Easter
1295
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE APOSTLES Easter
1305
RISING WITH CHRIST Ascension
1316
WARFARE THE CONDITION OF VICTORY Ascension
1324
WAITING FOR CHRIST Ascension
1332
SUBJECTION OF THE REASON AND FEELINGS TO THE REVEALED WORD Ascension
1345
THE GOSPEL PALACES Whitsuntide
1354
THE VISIBLE TEMPLE Whitsuntide
1361
OFFERINGS FOR THE SANCTUARY Whitsuntide
1370
THE WEAPONS OF SAINTS Whitsuntide
1381
FAITH WITHOUT DEMONSTRATION Trinity Sunday
1390
THE MYSTERY OF THE HOLY TRINITY Trinity Sunday
1400
PEACE IN BELIEVING Trinity Sunday
1412
PART VII
1419
THE LAPSE OF TIME
1421
RELIGION A WEARINESS TO THE NATURAL MAN
1428
THE WORLD OUR ENEMY
1436
THE PRAISE OF MEN
1444
TEMPORAL ADVANTAGES
1454
THE SEASON OF EPIPHANY
1463
THE DUTY OF SELFDENIAL
1470
THE YOKE OF CHRIST
1479
MOSES THE TYPE OF CHRIST
1488
THE CRUCIFIXION
1496
ATTENDANCE ON HOLY COMMUNION
1503
THE GOSPEL FEAST
1511
LOVE OF RELIGION A NEW NATURE
1522
RELIGION PLEASANT TO THE RELIGIOUS
1529
MENTAL PRAYER
1536
INFANT BAPTISM
1543
THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH
1550
STEDFASTNESS IN THE OLD PATHS
1558
PART VIII
1567
REVERENCE IN WORSHIP
1569
DIVINE CALLS
1578
THE CALL OF DAVID
1595
CURIOSITY A TEMPTATION TO SIN
1603
MIRACLES NO REMEDY FOR UNBELIEF
1611
JOSIAH A PATTERN FOR THE IGNORANT
1619
INWARD WITNESS TO THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL
1630
JEREMIAH A LESSON FOR THE DISAPPOINTED
1638
ENDURANCE OF THE WORLDS CENSURE
1648
DOING GLORY TO GOD IN PURSUITS OF THE WORLD
1656
VANITY OF HUMAN GLORY
1666
TRUTH HIDDEN WHEN NOT SOUGHT AFTER
1673
OBEDIENCE TO GOD THE WAY TO FAITH IN CHRIST
1682
SUDDEN CONVERSIONS
1691
THE SHEPHERD OF OUR SOULS
1699
RELIGIOUS JOY
1707
IGNORANCE OF EVIL
1714
INDEX OF BIBLICAL REFERENCES
1723
INDEX
1747
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John Henry Newman, 1801 - 1890 English clergyman John Henry Newman was born on February 21, 1801. He was educated at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He was the leader of the Oxford movement and cardinal after his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church. In 1822, he received an Oriel College fellowship, which was then the highest distinction of Oxford scholarship, and was appointed a tutor at Oriel. Two years later, he became vicar of St. Mary's, the Anglican church of the University of Oxford, and exerted influence on the religious thought through his sermons. When Newman resigned his tutorship in 1832, he made a tour of the Mediterranean region and wrote the hymn "Lead Kindly Light." He was also one of the chief contributors to "Tracts for the Times" (1833-1841), writing 29 papers including "Tract 90", which terminated the series. The final tract was met with opposition because of its claim that the Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England are aimed primarily at the abuses of Roman Catholicism. Newman retired from Oxford in 1842 to the village of Littlemore. He spent three years in seclusion and resigned his post as vicar of St. Mary's on October 9, 1845. During this time, he wrote a retraction of his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church and after writing his "Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine," he became a Roman Catholic. The following year, he went to Rome and was ordained a priest and entered the Congregation of the Oratory. The remainder of Newman's life was spent in the house of the Oratory that he established near Birmingham. He also served as rector of a Roman Catholic university that the bishops of Ireland were trying to establish in Dublin from 1854-1858. While there, he delivered a series of lectures that were later published as "The Idea of a University Defined" (1873), which says the function of a university is the training of the mind instead of the giving of practical information. In 1864, Newman published "Apologia pro Vita Sua (Apology for His Life)" in response to the charge that Roman Catholicism was indifferent to the truth. It is an account of his spiritual development and regarded as both a religious autobiography and English prose. Newman also wrote "An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent" (1870), and the novels "Loss and Gain" (1848), Callista" (1856) and "The Dream of Gerontius" (1865). Newman was elected an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, in 1877 and was made cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879. He died on August 11, 1890.

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