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Vibration of the Heart-John Newman: Dynamics of Conversion


This Biography is the result of a deep study of the man, Cardinal John Henry Newman, his struggles and his literary works. This presentation of Dr Merlyn is not just a biography, it is more like a treatise and that is why there is so much depth. Scholars and intellectuals will not only appreciate it, but will be well rewarded. Catholic historians, lovers of religious poetry and anyone interested in the nineteenth century Church will certainly find this work appealing. Through deep study and reflection Dr Merlyn has developed not only admiration for Cardinal Newman but also a great love. AS Champion of Christianity, Newman always sought the truth and longed for a spiritual renaissance. The chapters on “The Pilgrim Prayer” and “The Oxford Movement” are exciting and informative. As you will quickly understand while turning the pages of this work, Newman was another man for all seasons; as much that Dr Merlyn George has written about the nineteenth century is relevant today.

About the Author

Merlyn George, SCSC, a member of the Congregations of Sisters Mercy of the Holy Cross has done her research on John Henry Newman. She has been a teacher in school, Vocational Training Institutes, Holy Cross Women’s College, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, Salesian College, Sonada, Darjeeling, North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj, Siliguri. She is the Principal of St. Joseph College for women, Civil Lines, Gorakhpur, UP. since 2010. She has published poems, articles in Journals, translation of short stories, a book, book reviews and edited books. The author loves to dwell on the wonder of the human psyche, the mysteries of the universe, and more so, on the far surpassing marvel of the God of faithful love and divine justice, of tenderness and compassion!






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