Books: Road to Rome

Road to Rome

CARDINAL NEWMAN—J. Lewis May—Dial ($3.50).

John Henry Cardinal Newman, onetime hope of the Anglicans, then convert to Roman Catholicism, finally acknowledged prince of his adopted church, author of the "immortal" Apologia pro vita sua, is now little more than a dusty document, even, at Oxford University where his fame was brightest. Author May, sympathetic archivist, here takes out the dossier and with reverent breath blows off some of the dust.

John Henry Newman was born in London in 1801, of well-to-do and cultured parents. He was...

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