"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.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
|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|