The Idea Of A University

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"The aim of the University is a true enlargement of mind... the power of viewing many things at once."

Though a century and a half has passed since John Henry Newman delivered the lectures which provide the basis for The Idea of a University, the prescription he served up is more relevant today than during the Victorian era.

Newman wrote and delivered these addresses upon becoming the first rector of the newly founded Catholic University of Ireland in Dublin. His vision shaped ...

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Overview

"The aim of the University is a true enlargement of mind... the power of viewing many things at once."

Though a century and a half has passed since John Henry Newman delivered the lectures which provide the basis for The Idea of a University, the prescription he served up is more relevant today than during the Victorian era.

Newman wrote and delivered these addresses upon becoming 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895264008
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Gateway Edition Series
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 1,009,201
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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One of the best-known Catholic thinkers, John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest for two decades, and was one of the founders and principals in the Oxford Movement, which sought to reinvigorate the Church of England. In 1845, he left the Anglican Church to convert to Roman Catholicism. He was ordained a priest soon after, and was elevated to Cardinal in 1879.

Major General Josiah Bunting III is superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute and author of An Education for Our Time.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Preface svii
University Teaching
I. Introductory 3
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
University Subjects
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
2. To Science 269
3. To the Classical Literature 276
4. To the Literature of the Day 287
IV. Elementary Studies, 1854-6 297
1. Grammar 300
2. Composition 312
3. Latin Writing 325
4. General Religious Knowledge 334
V. A Form of Infidelity of the Day, 1854.-- 343
1. Its Sentiments 343
2. Its Policy 353
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
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