Person    | Male  Born 21/2/1801  Died 11/8/1890

Cardinal Newman

Categories: Race Issues, Religion

Born 80 Old Broad Street, eldest son of a banker. Goaded into writing his Apologia by a criticism from Charles Kingsley published in a magazine. Established The Brompton Oratory. Died Edgbaston, Birmingham. 

2023: We were surprised to learn that Newman held pro-slavery views. A very interesting article in The Conversation pointed out that: "Evangelicals of the time tended towards anti-slavery. The clergymen who made up the Oxford Movement did not. Indeed, notes prepared by John Henry Newman for a sermon at Oxford in 1835 reveal that he was profoundly hostile to the idea of emancipation.... Taking Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians as his text, the vicar of St Mary’s came to this conclusion: Now we find in these words a doctrine stated, very startlingly and unpalatable to men of this day, but which is most clear and certain and contained in other parts of Scripture – viz that slavery is a condition of life ordained by God… "

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Cardinal Newman

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Cardinal Newman - EC4

In a house near this spot John Henry, Cardinal Newman was born 21st February ...

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Cardinal Newman - statue

On the wall of the Oratory behind there are two sculptured plaques with flowe...

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Cardinal Newman - WC1

Here, in early life, lived John Henry Cardinal Newman. Born 1801 : Died 1890.

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