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Newman Studies Journal

Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2013

M. Katherine Tillman
Pages 5-14
DOI: 10.5840/nsj20131019

John Henry Newman
Worldly Wisdom and Holy Wisdom

After considering the meaning of “wisdom” in the Hellenic and Semitic Traditions, this essay examines Newman’s views about “worldly wisdom” in both a practical and a philosophical sense and then considers “holy wisdom” as contemplative and transcendent.