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‘The most overrated theologian of the 19th century’

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That’s Diarmaid MacCulloch’s verdict on Cardinal John Henry Newman.
The eminent Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford tells
the Church Times that the convert was “devious, slippery and
manipulative”.

MacCulloch is promoting his mammoth new A History of Christianity,
which is published on September 24 and has an accompanying BBC Series.

The full interview (subscription required) is here.

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Written by Luke Coppen

September 17, 2009 at 10:03 am

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