An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent

4.27 (151 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 10-15 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was a theologian and vicar at the university church in Oxford who became a leading thinker in the Oxford Movement, which sought to return Anglicanism to its Catholic roots. Newman converted to Catholicism in 1845 and became a cardinal in 1879. He published widely during his lifetime; his work included novels, poetry and the famous hymn 'Lead, Kindly Light', but he is most esteemed for his sermons and works of religious thought. This volume, first published in 1870, is an ambitious examination of the logical processes that underpin religious faith. Newman discusses how it is possible to believe what cannot be proven empirically, and postulates that the mind has the facility to bridge the logic gap to allow for humans to believe in things that they do not fully comprehend. A lucid and masterful work which remains relevant to contemporary discussions of faith.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 498 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 28mm | 630g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 110802145X
  • 9781108021456
  • 1,288,438

Table of contents

Part I. Assent and Apprehension: 1. Modes of holding and apprehending propositions; 2. Assent considered as apprehensive; 3. The apprehension of propositions; 4. Notional and real assent; 5. Apprehensive assents in religious matters; Part II. Assent and Inference: 6. Assent considered as unconditional; 7. Certitude; 8. Inference; 9. The illative sense; 10. Inferential assents in religious matters.
show more

Rating details

151 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 48% (72)
4 36% (54)
3 13% (19)
2 4% (6)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X