Newman Studies Journal

Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2009

John F. Crosby
Pages 47-56

How the Gospel Encounters Culture in the Catholic University
A Neglected Lesson from John Henry Newman

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 to show how the Christian intellectual exercises this power in encountering the surrounding non-Christian culture.