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An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent


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This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it si impossible to understand the Deity fully. First written over a century ago, the "Grammar of Assent "speaks as powerfully to us today as it did to its first readers. Because of the informal, non-technical character of Newman's work, it still retains its immediacy as an invaluable guide to the nature of religious belief. An introduction by Nicholas Lash reviews the background of the "Grammar, "highlights its principal themes, and evaluates its philosophical originality.

Author Information

John Henry Newman, Nicholas Lash

NICHOLAS LASH is Emeritus Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and author of "Believing Three Ways in One God "and "Easter in Ordinary," also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Judges' and contributors' comments

John Saxbee: An exemplar of high Victorian prose, this summation of Newman’s thought postulates ‘illative sense’ as a subtle and intriguing challenge to Hume’s epistemological scepticism, so giving to God-talk a new lease of life.

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