|Plot Summary of Apologia Pro Vita Sua|
|"The Apologia is Newman's account of his religious life. He tries to show the reader how his doubts about the Anglican Church began and how he gradually converted to Roman Catholicism. He describes his involvement in the Oxford Movement which was meant to explain the theology of the Church of England and as he wrote tracts on the subject he became less and less convinced of their truth. He says that the things that he had thought separated him from the Catholic Church became less and less important. The book was intended as an answer to charges that he was a Catholic all his life and had been trying to subvert the Church of England from within."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Apologia Pro Vita Sua|
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- religious figure
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- religious figure
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Very much smarter than other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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