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1. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 6 > Issue: 1
John T. Ford Editorial Preface
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2. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 6 > Issue: 1
Greg Peters Benedict Of Nursia, John Henry Newman, and the Torrey Honors Institute Of Biola University: An Approach to Christian Learning
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This essay first considers the Benedictine monastic schools and their educational philosophy in relation to the writings of John Henry Newman on education and then provides a comparison with the curriculum at the Torrey Honors Institute of Biola University with particular emphasis on their respective views of Scripture and its use in academic and formational contexts.
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John Henry Newman A Brief Chronology
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John T. Ford Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. (1918–2008) Parallels with Newman
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John F. Crosby How the Gospel Encounters Culture in the Catholic University: A Neglected Lesson from John Henry Newman
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This essay—originally a presentation at the annual meeting of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, September 28, 2007, in Washington DC—uses the concept of a “power of assimilation” from Newman’s Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine toshow how the Christian intellectual exercises this power in encountering the surrounding non-Christian culture.
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Kevin Mongrain The Eyes of Faith: Newman’s Critique of Arguments from Design
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This essay examines the theological and rhetorical concerns animating John Henry Newman’s evaluation of efforts to prove the existence of God and/or the truth of Christianity with philosophical arguments about the design of nature. Newman’s complex position on arguments from design ought to be interpreted in light of his broader theological understanding of the challenges posed to the practice of Christian faith in his nineteenth century context. These challenges required that apologetics first and foremost defend the truth of Christianity as a religion of holiness, not as a religion of reasonableness.
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Matthew Briel John Henry Newman and Luigi Giussani: Similarities in their Conceptions of Reason
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This essay examines some aspects of the conceptions of reason in the thought of Luigi Giussani and John Henry Newman. Although the two writers have different approaches and emphases, their notions of reason display striking complementarities, especially in regard to the complex relationship of the reason and the will, converging probabilities, and the operation of reason in relation to faith (informal inference).
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Newman Bibliography and General Resources
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Drew Morgan The Rise and Fall of Newman’s Anglican School: From the Caroline Divines to the Schola Theologorum
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This essay examines Newman’s attention to the theological schools and the great weight he gave to theology as the regulating principle of the entire Church system. The first section examines Newman’s adherence to the Caroline Divines and their influenceupon his Lectures on the Prophetical Office of the Church.The second section considers Newman’s “Preface to the Third Edition of the Via Media” (1877), which presented his expanded vision of the Schola Theologorum, which led to his Christological ecclesiology.A brief conclusion reflects on the contemporary relevance of Newman’s final vision of the Church.
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James M. Pribek Newman in Twentieth-Century American Literature: Fitzgerald, Lewis, and O’Connor
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This essay traces Newman’s rich legacy in modern American literature in the writings of three prominent American writers of the last century: F. Scott Fitzgerald, who plays off of Newman’s definition of a gentleman in his The Beautiful and Damned (1922); Sinclair Lewis, who connects the figure of Carlyle Vesper to Newman in Gideon Planish (1943); and Flannery O’Connor, who mentioned Newman in four published letters, and whose artistic vision was shaped appreciably by Newman’s Apologia and his Grammar of Assent.
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11. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 6 > Issue: 1
Rev. Joseph C. Linck (1964–2008) Church Historian and Newman Scholar
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12. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 6 > Issue: 2
John T. Ford c.s.c. Stanley Ladislas Jaki, OSB
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13. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 6 > Issue: 2
Newman Bibliography and General Resources
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John Henry Newman: A Brief Chronology
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Gerald McCarthy A Via Media Between Scepticism and Dogmatism?: Newman’s and MacIntyre’s Anti-Foundationalist Strategies
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Beginning with an overview of the knowledge claims proposed by John Locke and David Hume, this essay first explores the respective responses of Newman and W. G. Ward and then updates the discussion by bringing Newman into dialogue with the thoughtof Alasdair MacIntyre.
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Elizabeth-Jane Pavlick McGuire “The Tracks of Some Unearthly Friend”: John Henry Newman’s Spiritual Theology of the Angels
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John Henry Newman had a fascination with the angels, as evidenced by three of his published poems, a passage devoted to angels in his Apologia pro Vita Sua, as well as sermons on the angels. Surprisingly, Newman’s interest in angels has not attracted much scholarly attention. After examining some of Newman’s writings that touch upon angels, this essay suggests that Newman’s Romantic and Evangelical background prepared him for his reading of the Fathers in 1828, which in turn influenced his consideration of the significance of angels in the spiritual life.
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C. J. T. Talar Newman and the “New Apologetics”
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This essay explores how Newman’s thought influenced Maurice Blondel’s “new apologetics of action,” as well as the Modernist movement at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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David Fleischacker From Athens to Dublin: John Henry Newman on the History of the University
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In November, 1854, five months before the opening of the Catholic University of Ireland, Newman initiated the publication of the University Gazette as a means of communicating his vision of the university as well as reporting on its activities. Each issue of the Gazette included an essay intended to provide the public with a better understanding of the history, nature and purpose of the university; these essays also provide insight into Newman’s historical understanding of the university and his vision of how the modern Catholic university needs to develop in light of its past.
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Daniel J. Lattier Newman’s Silence on Fasting as a Roman Catholic
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In contrast to his Anglican writings and practice—where fasting played a prominent role—Newman as a Roman Catholic was practically silent about fasting. This essay suggests that there were many reasons for Newman’s silence on fasting as a Roman Catholic, such as his health, his Oratorian vocation, and the presence of an established communal practice of fasting in the Roman Catholic Church.
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20. Newman Studies Journal: Volume > 6 > Issue: 2
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger “Newman Belongs to the Great Teachers of the Church, Because He Both Touches Our Hearts and Enlightens Our Thinking.”
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