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ERIC Number: EJ1000366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
Newman's "Idea of a University": A Resource for Identity and Inclusion
Anthony, Cara
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v31 n1 p23-37 Win 2012
Catholic universities need to develop strong Catholic identities. Yet, equally pressing is the need to welcome and value non-Catholic scholars, including their contributions to the university's Catholic mission and their critical assessments of the Catholic tradition. Blessed John Henry Newman embodies both Catholic faithfulness and exemplary charity in the midst of religious conflict. Newman's "Idea of a University" offers two important resources for balancing the values of identity with inclusion: a spirituality of hospitality inspired by St. Philip Neri and the habits of a liberally educated mind. Together, they foster a commitment to conversation across religious and philosophical boundaries that is rooted in Christian hope and shaped by a Catholic sacramental vision of all persons. (Contains 28 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (England); United States