This book explores how John Henry Newman (1801-90) both learned from and was transformed by members of his family. Based on vast correspondence, it reveals how family differences led Newman to a deeper understanding of such themes as home and ostracism, failure and faith, conversion and apostasy, disunity and prayer, infirmity and love.
Edward Short is the author of Newman and his Contemporaries. His latest book, Newman and his Family will be published by Bloomsbury in August of 2013. He lives with his wife and daughter in New York, USA.