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John Hughes and Kirwan in New York

William M. Shea

in The Lion and the Lamb

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780195139860
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195139860.003.0010
 John Hughes and Kirwan in New York

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Bishop John Hughes (1797-1864) was one of the staunchest defenders of the Catholicism since the beginning of his clerical career. In 1850, Presbyterian pastor Nicholas Murray (1802-61) exposed popery in a series of essays addressed as letters to the bishop. Hughes had ignored the pseudonymous author of these letters. However, when Murray was revealed as the author of the Kirwan letters, Hughes felt the need to respond and did so in Kirwan Unmasked.

Keywords: John Hughes; Nicholas Murray; Catholicism; Presbyterian; Protestantism

Chapter.  5870 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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