Religion: The Convert

John Henry Newman began as an Evangelical, turned into an Anglican high churchman and ended as a Roman Catholic cardinal. The incandescent path" of that spiritual journey dazzled and confounded 19th Century England and left its imprint upon the Anglican Church. Just published is a balanced, well-written study of Newman: Journey into Faith (Norton, $4). In it Author Eleanor Ruggles (a Unitarian) deals only with the first 44 years of Newman's life, which brought the brilliant churchman to his knees as a confessed heretic.

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