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Newman Studies Journal

Volume 1, Issue 2, Fall 2004

Drew Morgan
Pages 26-37
DOI: 10.5840/nsj20041218

Newman and the Oratorian Idea of Scholarship

For Newman the Roman Catholic, the Oratorian way of life resonated with his experience as a fellow of Oriel College, Oxford: the Oratory was a place of stability that provided an opportunity for scholarship. This article examines three aspects of the Oratorian idea of scholarship: the spiritual formation of the intellect; the role of the laity in a Catholic university; and the importance of personal influence in evangelization—educational ideals that are as fundamentally important today as they were in Newman’s time.

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