The Dream of Gerontius

The Dream of Gerontius

by John Henry Newman


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Blessed Newman's Dream of Gerontius is a beautiful and subtle poem about the soul of a man who has died in a state of grace as he is led by his guardian angel past the bounds of material existence toward the merciful judgment seat of God.

In the vein of Dante and Calderón, Newman's poem gives exquisite expression to the content of Catholic theology by placing it the dramatic context of the most central human aim: the life of the soul striving upward towards its greatest good, eternal union with God.

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ISBN-13: 9780615940182
Publisher: Assumption Press
Publication date: 12/16/2013
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was England's greatest Catholic convert and theologian of the nineteenth century. His many written contributions to Catholic theology and culture include "An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine,"
"A Grammar of Assent," and "The Idea of a University." He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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