The idea of the university : a reexamination

by Pelikan, Jaroslav, 1923-2006.

Format: Print Book 1992
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction LB2321 .P383 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  LB2321 .P383 1992
The crisis in university education has been the subject of vigorous debate. In this book, the author reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pelikan ( The Christian Tradition ), professor of history at Yale, here conducts an ``ongoing dialogue with one book,'' John Henry Cardinal Newman's The Idea of a University . Written more than 150 years ago by the towering 19th century thinker whose efforts to establish a Catholic university in Dublin were cruelly frustrated, Newman's book offers illuminating parallels to, and contrasts, current university crises, and Pelikan draws attention to these in the present work. He adheres to the format of Newman's discourses, embracing their theological as well as scholarly dimensions as he seeks to characterize the university's aims, functions, and place in society. He considers the interrelations of knowledge and utility, the conflict between ideology and pluralism and the need for community felt by teachers and students--concerns as pressing in Newman's day as they are now. Shaped by Pelikan's personal identification with Newman, whom he calls ``the most influential English-speaking theologian who ever lived,'' this reflective book should be required reading for shapers of the university, and will be a powerful stimulus for readers who wish to reacquaint themselves with Newman. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Newman, John Henry, -- Saint, -- 1801-1890. -- Idea of a university.
Education, Higher.
Universities and colleges.
Publisher New Haven :Yale University Press,1992
Other Titles Idea of a university.
Contributors Newman, John Henry, Saint, 1801-1890. Idea of a university.
Language English
Notes A commentary on John Henry Newman's The Idea of a university.
Description x, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-229) and index.
ISBN 0300057253 (alk. paper)
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