February 21, 2017
On This Date: John Henry, Cardinal Newman Born
On this date in 1801, John Henry, Cardinal Newman was born in London. A spokesperson for the spiritual struggles of the Victorian Age in light of Charles Darwin’s publications, Newman’s best writings deal with the nature of education, the idea of the university, and the deep personal spiritual reflection of a highly educated man. His Apologia pro vita sua (“Explanation of his life”) relates Newman’s spiritual quest as he wrestled with theology and the life of his own soul. Newman died on August 11th, 1890.