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The Idea of a University / Edition 1
     

The Idea of a University / Edition 1

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by John Newman, Frank M. Turner
 

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ISBN-10: 0300064055

ISBN-13: 9780300064056

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

Since its publication almost 150 years ago, The Idea of a University has had an extraordinary influence on the shaping and goals of higher education. The issues that John Henry Newman raised—the place of religion and moral values in the university setting, the competing claims of liberal and professional education, the character of the academic

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Since its publication almost 150 years ago, The Idea of a University has had an extraordinary influence on the shaping and goals of higher education. The issues that John Henry Newman raised—the place of religion and moral values in the university setting, the competing claims of liberal and professional education, the character of the academic community, the cultural role of literature, the relation of religion and science—have provoked discussion from Newman's time to our own. This edition of The Idea of a University includes the full text of "University Teaching" and four selections from "University Subjects," together with five essays by leading scholars that explore the background and the present day relevance of Newman's themes.

In the essays Martha Garland discusses the character and organization of the early nineteenth-century English universities upon which Newman based much of his vision; Frank M. Turner traces the impact of Newman's influence during the vast expansion of higher education since World War II; George Marsden investigates how the decreasing emphasis on religion has affected higher education; Sara Castro Klaren examines the implications of Newman's views on education and literature for current debates between proponents of a curriculum based on western civilization and one based on multiculturalism; and George Landow considers what the advent of electronic communication will mean to university teaching, research, and community. To aid accessibility, the edition also includes an analytical table of contents, a chronology and biographical sketch of Newman's life, questions for discussion, expanded notes, and a glossary of names, all of which will help make this the standard teaching text for Newman's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300064056
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
543,959
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (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

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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.