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Newman wrote and delivered these addresses upon assuming the position as the first rector of the newly founded Catholic University of Ireland in Dublin. His vision shaped that school, and helped inform the modern understanding of what a university education ...
Newman wrote and delivered these addresses upon assuming the position as the first rector of the newly founded Catholic University of Ireland in Dublin. His vision shaped that school, and helped inform the modern understanding of what a university education should encompass. The lectures were published as The Idea of a University in 1873.
|II.||Theology: A Branch of Knowledge||19|
|III.||Bearing of Other Knowledge||41|
|IV.||Bearing of Other Knowledge on Theology||65|
|V.||Knowledge: Its Own End||91|
|VI.||Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Learning||113|
|VII.||Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill||137|
|VIII.||Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religion||163|
|IX.||Duties of the Church Towards Knowledge||193|
|I.||Christianity and Letters. A Lecture read in the School of Philosophy and Letters, November, 1854||223|
|II.||Literature. A Lecture read in the School of Philosophy and Letters, November, 1858||241|
|III.||Catholic Literature in the English Tongue, 1854-8:--||265|
|1.||In its relation to Religious Literature||267|
|3.||To the Classical Literature||276|
|4.||To the Literature of the Day||287|
|IV.||Elementary Studies, 1854-6||297|
|4.||General Religious Knowledge||334|
|V.||A Form of Infidelity of the Day, 1854.--||343|
|VI.||University Preaching, 1855||365|
|VII.||Christianity and Physical Science. A Lecture read in the School of Medicine, November, 1855||387|
|VIII.||Christianity and Scientific Investigation. A Written Lecture for the School of Science, 1855||413|
|IX.||Discipline of Mind. An Address delivered to the Evening Classes, November, 1858||435|
|X.||Christianity and Medical Science. An Address delivered to the Students of Medicine, November, 1858||457|
|Note on p. 432||471|
Posted May 14, 2004
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.
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