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The Idea of a University

Gelesen von Andrew Nash

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John Henry Newman (1801-90) was an Anglican clergyman and Oxford academic whose study of early Christianity led him to convert to the Catholic Church in 1845. At that time Catholics were banned from attending the ancient British universities. The issue was particularly acute in Ireland with its majority Catholic population, so the British government decided to found some non-denominational colleges there which would admit all but which also were not allowed to have Catholic theology faculties in them. The pope of that time, Pius IX, urged the Irish bishops instead to found a Catholic university. Newman, as the leading intellectual Catholic convert, was appointed its founding Rector. He gave a series of public lectures, arguing the case for a Catholic university (such as existed elsewhere in Europe) and also that a university should include theology among its subjects. He also argued for academic education in its own right, against the 'utilitarians' who said that all education should just be practical and immediately 'useful'. Newman later added some other articles on educational topics, such as the relation between science and religion. The resulting book, 'The Idea of a University', became a classic of educational philosophy which is still referenced in debates about the nature and purpose of education today. - Summary by Andrew Nash (16 hr 57 min)

Chapters

University Teaching - Preface

28:32

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Discourse 1 - Introductory

32:30

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Discourse 2 - Theology a Branch of Knowledge

46:34

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Discourse 3 - Bearing of Theology on Other Branches of Knowledge

55:10

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Discourse 4 - Bearing of Other Branches of Knowledge on Theology

54:50

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Discourse 5 - Knowledge its Own End

48:39

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Discourse 6 - Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Learning

53:54

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Discourse 7 - Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill

56:09

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Discourse 8 - Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religion

1:06:45

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Discourse 9 - Duties of the Church Towards Knowledge

55:10

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University Subjects - Introductory Letter & Advertisement

2:40

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Lecture 1 - Christianity and Letters

37:09

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Lecture 2 - Literature

51:08

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Lecture 3 - English Catholic Literature

1:06:35

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Lecture 4 - Elementary Studies Part 1: Grammar

33:25

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Lecture 4 - Elementary Studies Part 2: Composition

25:27

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Lecture 4 - Elementary Studies Part 3: Latin Writing

20:17

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Lecture 4 - Elementary Studies Part 4: General Religious Knowledge

18:01

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Lecture 5 - A Form of Infidelity of the Day

45:17

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Lecture 6 - University Preaching

45:22

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Lecture 7 - Christianity and Physical Science

53:36

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Lecture 8 - Christianity and Scientific Investigation

45:52

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Lecture 9 - Discipline of Mind

44:52

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Lecture 10 - Christianity and Medical Science

29:53

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This is really a great recording, thank you so much! The book itself is a true classic and is essential for any Catholic in education.