St. John Henry Newman—The Idea of a University | Bearing of Theology on Other Branches of Knowledge
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“In a word, Religious Truth is not only a portion, but a condition of general knowledge. To blot it out is nothing short, if I may so speak, of unravelling the web of University Teaching.“
In 1854, Newman was invited to Dublin by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland to serve as rector for the newly established Catholic University of Ireland, now University College, Dublin. Though he retired after only four years, during this time he composed and delivered the lectures that would become The Idea of a University.
In this third discourse, Newman examines the central importance of Theology—the Science of God—within the broader curriculum of liberal education, and its impact and influence upon every other science taught within a university.
Part 1 of this work, “University Teaching”, will be released in episodic format over the coming weeks. Be sure to subscribe so as not to miss an installment!
The Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture reading project on The Idea of a University: https://www.newmansthoughts.com/
The Idea of a University full text: https://www.newmanreader.org/works/idea/
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