Newman’s Shocking Faith
How was the interfaith meeting? As a person of faith—by which I mean that you can tick any of these 473 boxes from Animist to Zoroastrian—do you have faith that our society can overcome injustice? Perhaps faith leaders will provide a faith-based solution. With these banalities we have debased one of the most mysterious words in the language. But its real meaning can still be discovered in the writings of John Henry Newman, the nineteenth-century theologian who will be declared a saint on Sunday.
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