Newman Studies Journal

Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2013

M. Katherine Tillman
Pages 5-14

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.