- The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman
- The Oxford Movement
- The Oratory
- Print Culture
- The Church Fathers
- Joseph Butler
- The British Naturalist Tradition
- Richard Whately
- The Anglican Parish Sermons
- Justification: the Doctrine, the Lectures, and Tract 90
- <i>Sensus Fidelium</i>
- Doctrinal Development
- Ecclesiology: the polycentric Church
- Ecumenism, Mariology, and the Papacy
- Political and Social Thought
- Philosophy of Education
- The <i>Apologia</i>
- The Literary Stylist
- Catholic Theological Receptions
- Anglican Theological Receptions
- The University
- Literary Legacy
Abstract and Keywords
What significance might John Henry Newman have for the university in the twenty-first century? This chapter focuses on four major contributions from Newman. First, he offers a picture of the task that should be at the heart of higher education, the cultivation of intellect. Second, he challenges the modern university to allow for and to facilitate the power of teachers to exercise a beneficent personal influence on their students. Third, at a time when there is a renewed salience of religion in the public domain, his advocacy of the role of religious faith in the university presents a stream of thinking that has to be constructively examined and weighed carefully, inviting neither automatic rejection nor acceptance. Finally, in the face of a range of pressures that threaten the ethos of the university, he provides a strongly counter-cultural source of ideals.
John Sullivan is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University and Visiting Professor at Newman University, Birmingham.
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