• The Idea of a University

    In The Idea of a University, Blessed John Henry Newman champions a “discipline of mind” that enables its possessor to distinguish essence from accident, means from end, and good from evil. These habits are now all too rare. And that is part of our present poverty, for the person educated according to Newman’s prescription gains the “clear, calm, accurate vision” that is a necessary condition for reliable judgment and the exercise of true freedom.

    John Henry Newman
    Item: CM8212