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Sinopsis: A scholarly edition of a work by Cardinal John Henry Newman. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
This excellent new edition of The Idea of a University, especially intended for students, contains a first-rate introduction, appropriately by Don Briel, the founder of the Catholic Studies Program which has become the model for programs around the world.” ~Ian Ker, Senior Research Fellow, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University
“At a time when intellectuals and the cultured class felt a growing freedom to reject faith as unfounded, or relegate it to the realm of imagination and sentiment, Newman offered an elegant defense of the place of religious truth in the University—it was not just as one discipline among many, but the ‘condition of general knowledge.’ Today Newman's Idea of a University still offers a compelling vision of what a Catholic university might offer in an increasingly secular age.” ~John Garvey, President, the Catholic University of America
“John Henry Newman's classic reflection on university life is even more important today than when he wrote it, given the intellectual, social, and spiritual degradations into which the modern multiversity has fallen. A close reading of Newman, in this marvelous new edition, may help spark the reform that American high education desperately needs.” ~George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
“A classic is a work of enduring relevance. There is arguably no work of greater ongoing importance for the self-understanding of contemporary colleges and universities—especially Catholic colleges and universities—than John Henry Newman’s classic The Idea of a University. Don Briel and Christopher Blum have contributed to a splendid new study edition...to situate and unlock this extraordinary work for a twenty-first century readership. This edition is of great timeliness and special urgency in view of the present crisis of higher education.” ~Reinhard Huetter, Visiting Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Catholic University of America, and Professor of Christian Theology, Divinity School of Duke University
“Among the great Christian thinkers, Newman remains the most neglected and in many ways the most needed for our times. In The Idea of a University, Newman draws together three points (among others): education is for the person-to-person formation of the mind rather than simply for information; education requires some introduction to the full scope of human knowledge in order for any one field of thought to flourish; and education in the lecture halls cannot be disjoined from what goes on in the residential halls. Reflection on each point shows the need for the Church's presence as a guard against the corrosive influence of pride and the passions--and thus the urgent need for Catholic universities. But reflection also shows that most Catholic universities today are distancing themselves from each point. Rather than despairing, read Newman's book illumined by the brilliant essays of Briel and Blum, and arm oneself with the insights needed for the renewal of true education.” ~Matthew Levering, James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr., Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary
Título: The Idea of a University, edited by I.T. Ker
Año de publicación: 1976
Condición del libro: Very Good+
Edición: 1st thus.
Descripción Oxford at The Clarendon Press, Great Britain, 1976. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Printing of 1976 Clarendon 1st Edition Thus. This seminal scholarly edition is edited, with introduction and notes, by I. T. Ker.Book is mildly and uniformly age toned, securely bound (no gutter splitting) and free of markings and blemishes. Cover is clean and bright, with sharp corners, straight headband and tail, and clear and bold gilt stamped lettering and bands on the spine. Dust Jacket is price clipped and age toned, with mild chipping and rubbing. (Please see Seller images). ISBN 0198118961. ShiroBooks, independent bookseller, takes prides in accurate descriptions, careful wrapping and safe shipping. ADDITIONAL CHARGE MAY APPLY IF SHIPPED OUTSIDE CONTINENTAL US; CONTACT SHIROBOOKS PRIOR TO ORDERING or for more information, details or photos. Nº de ref. de la librería 001725
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Oxford University Press, 1976. 1st edition. 762p. Hardback. Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 49744