Volume 9, Issue 1, Spring 2012
John D. Love
John Henry Newman's Apologia
Personal Testimony as a Method of Evangelization and Apologetics
After examining the ways in which Newman employed the tools of rhetoric in his Apologia pro Vita Sua in response to Charles Kingsley’s charges against him, this essay charts Newman’s use of his personal testimony to proclaim the Gospel and defend the Catholic Faith and concludes with an analysis of the strengths and potential weaknesses of his approach.