Newman High: Some Notes on Newman for Secondary Educators

John Thompson holds graduate degrees from Duke University and Harvard University. He has taught for ten years at the elementary, secondary, and university level. His research focus is on the resources the Christian tradition provides to develop and improve secular education. John and his family live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where John tea...
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Newman Reading group at Franciscan University of Steubenville: An Interview with Dr. Theodore Harwood

In celebration of St. John Henry Newman's canonization in October of 2019, Franciscan University of Steubenville had various events in honor of Newman during the 2019–2020 academic year. One of those events was a faculty group, led by classics professor Dr. Theodore Harwood, which had been meeting weekly since September 2019 to read and discuss New...
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2020 Spring Newman Symposium Recap: Newman on Doctrinal Corruption. Presented by Dr. Matthew Levering.

Our annual Spring Symposium was a little different this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The day before the event, due to travel restrictions for our speakers, we had to quickly move the Symposium to an online format. Despite the last-minute scramble to make the appropriate shifts to the new format, the Symposium was a success, and the NINS staff...
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Education as Total Reality: Luigi Giussani and Newman on Education

"The place where the educational process unfolds must be a place where all of reality is presented" (Giussani, The Risk of Education, 133). This statement from Luigi Giussani stands as an apt summation of John Henry Newman's argument that a university is a place that teaches universal knowledge. Both men, who spent much of their lives in education,...
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Comparing Newman and Giussani – The Presence of the Educator

While they lived in different centuries, different nations, and in vastly different geo-political situations, Newman and Giussani shared a common interest in resolving the challenges of living the Christian life presented by a world that was growing increasingly secular and irreligious. They both challenged hollowed out conceptions of what it meant...
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