Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2013
John T. Ford
Johh Henry Newman
Conversion as Inference
This essay examines the complementarity between Newman’s Apologia pro Vita Sua (1864), which provided an autobiographical account of his conversions, and his Grammar of Assent (1870), which described three types of inference—formal, natural, informal—that provide three paradigms for different types of religious conversion.