Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Puffing Newman

I'm curious as to why Ref21 would publish this hagiographic review of a biography on Cardinal Newman:

I'm not saying Newman doesn't merit biographies. And I'm not saying Newman doesn't have some useful things to say. But the review is utterly one-sided. 

Let's not forget that Newman largely squandered his great gifts in defense of an unworthy cause. 

There's a place for Newman scholarship, but it needs to be discerning. To take a comparison:


  1. New editorial leadership, perhaps?

  2. The author is from Jerry Walls's Houston Baptist University.