Ready access to Newman’s The Idea of the University can be had at http://www.newmanreader.org/, in particular http://www.newmanreader.org/works/idea/index.html. The specific texts to be treated on the day are found in Part 1. University Teaching: “Preface,” “2. Theology a Branch of Knowledge,” “5. Knowledge its own end,” “7. Knowledge viewed in relation to Professional Skill,” “9. Duties of the Church towards Knowledge,” Part 2. University Subjects: “2. Literature,” and “8. Christianity and Scientific Investigation.”
Further preparatory materials will be circulated as we near the date and will also be available on the Web site.
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