The Idea Of A University

The Idea Of A University


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The Idea Of A University by John Henry Cardinal Newman

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780895264008
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Series: Gateway Edition Series
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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

University Teaching
II.Theology: A Branch of Knowledge19
III.Bearing of Other Knowledge41
IV.Bearing of Other Knowledge on Theology65
V.Knowledge: Its Own End91
VI.Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Learning113
VII.Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill137
VIII.Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religion163
IX.Duties of the Church Towards Knowledge193
University Subjects
I.Christianity and Letters. A Lecture read in the School of Philosophy and Letters, November, 1854223
II.Literature. A Lecture read in the School of Philosophy and Letters, November, 1858241
III.Catholic Literature in the English Tongue, 1854-8:--265
1.In its relation to Religious Literature267
2.To Science269
3.To the Classical Literature276
4.To the Literature of the Day287
IV.Elementary Studies, 1854-6297
3.Latin Writing325
4.General Religious Knowledge334
V.A Form of Infidelity of the Day, 1854.--343
1.Its Sentiments343
2.Its Policy353
VI.University Preaching, 1855365
VII.Christianity and Physical Science. A Lecture read in the School of Medicine, November, 1855387
VIII.Christianity and Scientific Investigation. A Written Lecture for the School of Science, 1855413
IX.Discipline of Mind. An Address delivered to the Evening Classes, November, 1858435
X.Christianity and Medical Science. An Address delivered to the Students of Medicine, November, 1858457
Note on p. 432471

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