John Henry Newman on the Nature of the Mind

John Henry Newman on the Nature of the Mind : Reason in Religion, Science, and the Humanities

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Jane Rupert shows how Catholic philosopher, theologian, and priest John Henry Newman sheds light on contemporary liberal education and the humanities by distinguishing between the different ways reason functions in science, religion, and in literature. Rupert discusses the range of Newman's thought on several fronts, including intellectual history, theories of knowing, the controversy between science and religion, the defense of the liberal arts and the aims of Catholic education.
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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739140477
  • 9780739140475

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This book draws chiefly from Newman's Idea of a University, a work particularly relevant today as Catholic universities explore their identities as both Catholic and academic institutions. This book would be an excellent companion and study guide for anyone who wants to understand the context and content of Newman's Idea of a University. The book is written at an intermediate to advanced level; anyone with some previous exposure to Newman will find this work very beneficial. Heythrop Journal
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About Jane Rupert

Jane Rupert holds a PhD in English from the University of Toronto. Her previous publications include Uneasy Relations: Reason in Literature and Science from Aristotle to Darwin and Blake.
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