John Henry Newman, writing in England in the mid-nineteenth century, proposed a vision of Catholic higher education that takes account of major difficulties that were prevalent in his day and are no less prevalent in ours. Although his proposals are for the most part framed in positive terms, I shall summarize them in contrast to four tendencies that Newman found unacceptable. I shall call these tendencies utilitarianism, fragmentation, secularism, and rationalism.You can find the entire paper here
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Cardinal Dulles on "Newman’s Idea of a University And its Relevance to Catholic Higher Education"
Delivered by the late Avery Cardinal Dulles, S. J. on November 10, 2001, here is the opening paragraph: