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John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890) was a theologian and poet; at first an Anglican, and later a Catholic priest and cardinal. He was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. The Idea of a University consists of Part One, “University Teaching”, and Part Two, “University Subjects”. Newman introduces this work by stating that in essence, a university is a place of teaching universal knowledge, but that the Church is necessary for the integrity of the institution. He discusses the bearing of theology on other fields, and examines the relationship of Christianity with literature and with the physical sciences.

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  • J. A.
  • 10-01-2020

Wrong book

This is not the Idea of a University but the Rise and progress of universities, a different book.

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  • TeamDowager
  • 17-11-2019

Required listening to consider for the Academy

This audible edition is three of the original nine discourses from Saint John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. The audio is thought-provoking and important for any member of the higher education community to consider. Although these discourses are over 100 years old, their content is as relevant as ever. What is the purpose of Higher Education? Who does it serve? There are many books and opinion pieces on the market related to this topic. Newman brings the reader back to the origins of the University and its ancestry in Ancient Greece. I've picked up the full nine discourses in paperback to learn more!

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  • William Gunson
  • 17-05-2020

Extract only, great content, bad reading

The narrator is awful and it is only an extract from a much longer work, but it is a very good extract and there doesn't seem to be any other available on Audible, so worth a listen.

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