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Published by Emory University. Aquinas Center of Theology in Atlanta, GA .
Written in English


  • Newman, John Henry, -- 1801-1890.,
  • Education, Higher -- Philosophy.,
  • Universities and colleges -- Philosophy.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Peter C. Erb.
SeriesAquinas Center of Theology. Occasional papers on the Catholic intellectual life -- no. 2, Occasional papers on the Catholic intellectual life -- no. 2..
LC ClassificationsLB2321.N54 E72 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16619741M

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Newman and the idea of a Catholic university. [Peter C Erb] John Henry Newman: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Erb. Find more information about: OCLC Number: # Idea of a university (Newman, John Henry)\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema. The second book of The Idea of a University, which largely expands on the concepts and themes of the first book, is attributed to ten occasional writings that Newman completed for university Author: Michael Lanford.   The basic idea of John Henry Newman’s great work, The Idea of a University, is one of those brilliant arguments that take your breath away for its simplicity and power. A university, he says, as its name implies, is a place of universal learning. Therefore, an institution that failed to teach about God, the central reality, the origin and end of everything else, whatever its other merits. Some Centenary Addresses on Newman's Idea of a University to the Newman Association's London Circle and the Union of Catholic Students, in H. J. Parkinson (Honorary Editor) Published by Mr. Gerald Lee at the Catholic Records Press, Exeter ().

  Newman is the author of many important works, but none are as relevant to Christian higher education as his The Idea of a University. In several weeks, I will Author: Thomas Albert Howard. Blessed John Henry Newman () founded the Catholic University of Ireland in , and as its rector he wrote "The Idea of a University." His thoughts on university education are a perennial source for inspiration, and a challenge to universities and colleges, especially those that are Catholic. I love the Idea of a University not for what Newman says about religion's place in university but what he says about university's ability to elevate the mind and create true gentlemen a Aside from the fact that it's not literature, it's also written by a Cardinal in the Catholic Church, which seems an odd choice by someone who long ago cast off /5.   A panel of Catholic University professors gathered at the end of the conference to discuss Newman’s idea of a university and how these ideas are present at The Catholic University of America. The panel included Garvey, Law; Jean De Groot, Philosophy; Aaron Dominguez, Physics; Michael Pakaluck, Philosophy; David Walsh, Political Theory.

  A decade after writing The Idea of a University, Newman had an opportunity to witness a mighty effort of German Catholic university faculties, under the leadership of Ignaz von Döllinger, to assert their autonomy against the Magisterium. Similar struggles arise whenever Catholic universities seek to absolutize their own freedom and their own. Rev. Ian Ker described Cardinal John Henry Newman's book The Idea of a University as "the one classic on university education" in an April 27 lecture titled "Newman's Idea of a University - Some Misunderstandings.". However, Father Ker - one of the world's leading experts on Newman and a senior research fellow in theology at Oxford University - noted that Newman's work has been misinterpreted Phone: ()   In his recent book on Senior and the IHP, John Senior and the Restoration of Realism, Fr. Francis Bethel, O.S.B., an alumnus, attributes the university’s actions to the relativism that reigned and still reigns as the unofficial philosophy of the modern university. One might suspect that the petty jealousies and turf battles of academic. His classic, The Idea of a University, has been called "the most influential book ever written in the English language about universities" (George Fallis, ). This presentation focused on Newman's Idea of a University as involving learning communities aimed at the transformation of ourselves and the world.