The Idea of a University / John Newman; Frank M. Turner.
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- New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
- Rethinking the Western Tradition
1 online resource (400 p.)
- Education, Higher -- Philosophy.
Universities and colleges -- Philosophy.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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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.
Note on the Life of John Henry Newman
Reading The Idea of University
I. Newman's Arguments
II. Analytic Table of Contents
III. Questions for Reflection
Discourse I. Introductory
Discourse II. Theology a Branch of Knowledge
Discourse III. Bearing of Theology on Other Knowledge
Discourse IV. Bearing of Other Knowledge on Theology
Discourse V. Knowledge Its Own End
Discourse VI. Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Learning
Discourse VII. Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill
Discourse VIII. Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religious Duty
Discourse IX. Duties of the Church Towards Knowledge
I. Christianity and Letters A Lecture read in the School of Philosophy and Letters
II. Catholic Literature in the English Tongue, I 854- I 858
III. Christianity and Physical Science A Lecture read in the School of Medicine. November, 1855
IV. Christianity and Scientific Investigation. A Lecture for the School of Science, 1855
Glossary of Names
Introduction to Interpretive Essays
Newman in His Own Day
"Newman's University and Ours"
Newman's Idea and Current Realities"
"The Paradox of Self in The Idea of a University"
"Newman and the Idea of an Electronic University"
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
- Turner, Frank M., editor., Editor,
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.12987/9780300153460 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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