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A Definition of a Gentleman by John Henry Newman
Transcript of A Definition of a Gentleman by John Henry Newman
- Huguenot family
-Great Ealing School
- Trinity College, Oxford
- Oriel College, Oxford - Mainly religious and spiritual themes
- Tracts for the Times
- Loss and Gains
- Apologia pro Vita Sua - Considered a "master of English prose"
(Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th
- Simple and clear
- Very persuasive
- Influential in the religious world
- Many converted as a result of his
religious literature - In the form of a traditional
- Parallelism (Paired
- Semicolons - Simile
- Very simple (not very many
rhetorical devices to distract
from the point of the essay) - Informational
- Does not add personality - Education
- The Idea of a University Religion - An early evangelical Calvinist
- Became an Anglican priest
- Leader of the Oxford Movement
(pushed for the revival of Christian
- Converted to Roman Catholicism - Describes everything that a gentleman
- Doesn't cause harm and only comforts
- Understanding towards others
- Just and fair
- Non-judgemental and tolerant
- Spiritual and connected with his
philosophical side - From Discourse VIII of "The Idea of a
- Series of lectures on liberal arts education
- Audience of Roman Catholics
- Recently achieved civil rights
- Includes the "Definition of a Gentleman"
in the series
- A man with neither political nor
economic power is included in the
definition Activity Do you agree with Newman's
definition of a gentleman?
What would you add to it?