Literary and Educational Effects of the Thought of John Henry Newman
|Author: ||Sundermeier, Michael|
As educational theorist, religious apologist, skilled homilist, and graceful prose stylist, Newman shaped his own time through ideas whose power persists today. This lasting influence is tellingly addressed in the present anthology of essays. The essays examine everything from his influence on contemporary curricular changes in higher education to Newman's integration of masculine and feminine personae in his journey toward personal wholeness. The value of this collection is its scope and variety, as it reflects the complexities of Newman's time, and confronts problems of our own age that seem maddeningly similar to those faced by the Victorians. Here, respected scholars elucidate aspects of Newman's thought which speak clearly and cogently to the present generation.