The Idea of a University / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$9.96
(Save 59%)
Est. Return Date: 11/14/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$22.06
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$16.38
(Save 31%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (24) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $17.48   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   

Overview

No man was ever better qualified to write such a book as The Life of a University than Cardinal Newman was. And the subject has never been more pressing than it is today. In this classic, Newman poses a number of important questions: What is the purpose of education? What does it mean to be educated? What is the role of a university? What is the relationship between learning and the life of a society? And where does Catholicism fit in?

The issues Newman examined with incomparable insight continue to be relevant today, one hundred and fifty years after it was first published. This book has been recognized as probably the greatest of its kind, and no one interested in the relationship between religion, learning, culture and politics can afford to neglect it.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300064056
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: Rethinking the Western Tradition Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 960,726
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Preface to the original edition     xi
University Teaching
Introductory     3
Theology a Branch of Knowledge     17
Bearing of Theology on other Branches of Knowledge     37
Bearing of Other Branches of Knowledge on Theology     60
Knowledge its Own End     83
Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Learning     103
Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill     125
Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religion     148
Duties of the Church towards Knowledge     175
University Subjects
Christianity and Letters. A Lecture in the School of Philosophy and Letters     199
Literature. A Lecture in the School of Philosophy and Letters     215
English Catholic Literature     236
In its relation to Religious Literature     236
In its relation to Science     238
In its relation to Classical Literature     244
In its relation to the Literature of the Day     254
Elementary Studies     264
Grammar     266
Composition     277
Latin Writing     288
General Religious Knowledge     296
A Form of Infidelity of the Day     304
Its Sentiments     304
Its Policy     312
University Preaching     323
Christianity and Physical Science. A Lecture in the School of Medicine     342
Christianity and Scientific Investigation. A lecture written for the School of Science     365
Discipline of Mind. An Address to the Evening Classes     385
Christianity and Medial Science. An Address to the Students of Medicine     405
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2004

    Better Generalists Make Better Specialists!

    I am so excited about this book that I want to memorize entire sections of it! Newman's philosophy has completely changed my understanding of the function of a college education. Though a challenging read, this book illuminated my struggle between pursuing a practical college major and taking classes to satisfy my personal curiosities. Newman's comparison of a healthy body to a well-prepared mind and his recognition that better generalists make better specialists are refreshing in today's highly specialized society. I want to recommend this book to everyone who questions what I can practically do with a degree in the study of dead languages and literature. Newman proposes that only the man who learns for the sake of learning will develop his mind fully, and only then will he find satisfaction in his work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)