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Ker, I. T. (Ian Turnbull)

Overview
Works: 140 works in 440 publications in 2 languages and 10,240 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Apologetic works  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Sermons  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX4705.N5, B
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Most widely held works by I. T Ker
John Henry Newman : a biography by I. T Ker( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This full-length life of John Henry Newman is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the thinker and writer. It draws extensively on material from Newman's letters and papers. Newman's character is revealed in its complexity and contrasts: the legendary sadness and sensitivity are placed in their proper perspective by being set against his no less striking qualities of exuberance, humour, and toughness. This book attempts to do justice to the fullness of Newman's achievement and genius: the Victorian 'prophet' or 'sage', who ranks among the major English prose writers; the dominating religious figure of the nineteenth century, who can now be recognised as the forerunner of the Second Vatican Council and the modern ecumenical movement; and finally, the universal Christian thinker, whose significance transcends his culture and time
The achievement of John Henry Newman by I. T Ker( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-evaluation of five aspects of Newman's intellectual and literary schievement.--From back cover
G.K. Chesterton : a biography by I. T Ker( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.K. Chesterton is remembered as a brilliant creator of nonsense and satirical verse, author of the Father Brown stories and the innovative novel, The Man who was Thursday, and yet today he is not counted among the major English novelists and poets. However, this major new biography argues that Chesterton should be seen as the successor of the great Victorian prose writers, Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin, and above all Newman. Chesterton's achievement as one of the great English literary critics has not hitherto been fully recognized, perhaps because his best literary criticism is of prose rather than poetry. Ian Ker remedies this neglect, paying particular attention to Chesterton's writings on the Victorians, especially Dickens. As a social and political thinker, Chesterton is contrasted here with contemporary intellectuals like Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells in his championing of democracy and the masses. Pre-eminently a controversialist, as revealed in his prolific journalistic output, he became a formidable apologist for Christianity and Catholicism, as well as a powerful satirist of anti-Catholicism. This full-length life of G. K. Chesterton is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the writer. It draws on many unpublished letters and papers to evoke Chesterton's joyful humour, his humility and affinity to the common man, and his love of the ordinary things of life
The Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, Waugh by I. T Ker( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents a thorough discussion of the six principal writers of the Catholic revival in English literature -- Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene and Waugh. Beginning with Newman's conversion in 1845 and ending with Waugh's completion of the trilogy "The Sword of Honour" in 1961, it explores how Catholicism shaped the work of these six prominent writers. John Henry Newman claimed in "The Idea of a University" that post-Reformation English literature was overwhelmingly Protestant and that there was no prospect of a Catholic body of literature. Describing this claim as "happily lacking in prescience", Ian Ker argues that Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene and Waugh succeeded in producing a substantial body of literature written by Catholics who wrote as "Catholics". These Catholic revivalists were not so much influenced by traditional Catholic themes of guilt, sin and ceremony, as they were attracted to unexpected facets of Catholicism. The idea of a Catholic priest as a craftsman is a recurring motif, as is the celebration of the ordinariness and objectivity of Catholicism. Ker's reading of these six major writers should appeal to anyone with an interest in 19th- and 20th-century English literature, or the relation between literature and theology
Selected sermons by John Henry Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman on being a Christian by I. T Ker( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on both the Anglican and the Catholic writings and in doing so offers an ecumenical approach to the idea of Christianity. Offers an introduction to the Christian and Catholic faith through the thought of Newman and provides practical approach to and synthesis of his theological thought
Newman after a hundred years( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of a university : defined and illustrated : I. In nine discourses delivered to the Catholics of Dublin. II. In occasional lectures and essays addressed to the members of the Catholic University by John Henry Newman( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 copy located in CIRCULATION
An essay in aid of a grammar of assent by John Henry Newman( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the first critical edition of John Henry Newman's classic work, A Grammar of Assent. The editor's introduction contains a synopsis of Newman's argument as well as an account of the development of his thought and a history of the composition of the final text. Ker discusses critical reaction to the Grammar and attempts to clarify and interpret Newman's thoughts in areas where his meaning has been misunderstood. A Textual Appendix lists every variant published in Newman's lifetime and the editor's Notes include detailed references to Newman's other writings. full use has been made of the manuscript drafts and all available philosophical notebooks and papers
The genius of John Henry Newman : selections from his writings by John Henry Newman( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman the theologian : a reader by John Henry Newman( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to John Henry Newman( Book )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Newman (1801-90) was a major figure in 19th-century religious history. His thinking highlights and anticipates the central themes of modern theology including hermeneutics, the importance of historical-critical research, the relationship between theology and literature, and the reinterpretation of the nature of faith
The Everyman Chesterton by G. K Chesterton( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first one-volume reader of the best of G.K. Chesterton's writing in the full range of genres he mastered. Chesterton was a towering literary figure of the early twentieth century, accomplished and prolific in many literary forms. A forceful proponent of Christianity and a critic of both conservatism and liberalism, he set out to describe nothing less than the spiritual journey of humanity in Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man, his most enduring books. He is famous as well for his beloved Father Brown detective stories, his satirical and comic verse, his profoundly witty paradoxes and aphorisms, and his penetrating studies of such figures as Charles Dickens, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Thomas Aquinas. The Everyman Chesterton contains samples of his poems, stories, essays, and biographies, as well as the influential works of religious, political, and social thought in which he championed the common man and for which he is most admired. Table of Contents: AUTOBIOGRAPHY Hearsay Evidence The Man with the Golden Key CHARLES DICKENS The Dickens Period The Boyhood of Dickens The Youth of Dickens The Pickwick Papers The Great Popularity Dickens and America Dickens and Christmas The Time of Transition Later Life and Works The Great Dickens Characters On the Alleged Optimism of Dickens A Note on the Future of Dickens THE VICTORIAN AGE IN LITERATURE The Victorian Compromise and Its Enemies The Great Victorian Novelists The Great Victorian Poets ORTHODOXY Introduction in Defence of Everything Else The Maniac The Suicide of Thought The Ethics of Elfland The Flag of the World The Paradoxes of Christianity The Eternal Revolution The Romance of Orthodoxy Authority and the Adventurer THE EVERLASTING MAN Introduction
Apologia pro vita sua by John Henry Newman( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fr. Richard Schiefen collection
Letters and diaries by John Henry Newman( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fr. Richard Schiefen, CSB, Collection
Newman and the fullness of Christianity by I. T Ker( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman and conversion( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman and the word by Oxford international Newman conference( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman and faith by Oxford International Newman Conference( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newman on Vatican II by I. T Ker( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Newman is often described as "the Father of the Second Vatican Council." He anticipated most of the Council's major documents, as well as being an inspiration to the theologians who were behind them. His writings offer an illuminating commentary both on the teachings of the Council and the way these have been implemented and interpreted in the post-conciliar period. This book is the first sustained attempt to consider what Newman's reaction to Vatican II would have been. As a theologian who on his own admission fought throughout his life against theological liberalism, yet who pioneered many of the themes of the Council in his own day, Newman is best described as a conservative radical who cannot be classed simply as either a conservative or liberal Catholic. At the time of the First Vatican Council, Newman adumbrated in his private letters a mini-theology of Councils, which casts much light on Vatican II and its aftermath. Noted Newman scholar, Ian Ker, argues that Newman would have greatly welcomed the reforms of the Council, but would have seen them in the light of his theory of doctrinal development, insisting that they must certainly be understood as changes but changes in continuity rather than discontinuity with the Church's tradition and past teachings. He would therefore have endorsed the so-called "hermeneutic of reform in continuity" in regard to Vatican II, a hermeneutic first formulated by Pope Benedict XVI and subsequently confirmed by his successor, Pope Francis, and rejected both "progressive" and ultra-conservative interpretations of the Council as a revolutionary event. Newman believed that what Councils fail to speak of is of great importance, and so a final chapter considers the kind of evangelization -- a topic notably absent from the documents of Vatican II -- Newman thought appropriate in the face of secularization
 
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Covers
The achievement of John Henry NewmanG.K. Chesterton : a biographyThe Catholic revival in English literature, 1845-1961 : Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene, WaughSelected sermonsAn essay in aid of a grammar of assentThe Cambridge companion to John Henry NewmanThe Everyman ChestertonApologia pro vita sua