Call for Papers

John Henry Newman: Scholar, Sage, Saint

28–30 September 2020 at Oriel College, Oxford

This conference is co-sponsored by Oriel College, the National Institute for Newman Studies, the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University.

The canonization of John Henry Newman in October 2019 has increased public and academic interest in him. A controversial figure during his own lifetime, Newman’s legacy remains contested by scholars. This conference will explore John Henry Newman as:

  • A Scholar: Newman influenced the academic landscape during his lifetime through his time at Oriel, his academic foundations, and his published works.
  • A Sage: Newman gained a reputation for providing reliable and wise advice early in his career—a reputation which he maintained after his reception into the Roman Church in 1845.
  • A Saint: Newman studied the lives of the saints and recommended them as exemplars of Christian behavior. Newman’s work and life invite discussion on the relationship between sanctity and saintliness.

Confirmed Speakers: Frederick Aquino, Claus Arnold, Judith Champ, Mark Chapman, Christopher Cimorelli, Eamon Duffy, Elizabeth Huddleston, Serenhedd James, Ian Ker, Ryan Marr, Terrence Merrigan, Jeremy Morris, Peter Nockles, Danielle Nussberger, Simon Skinner, and Geertjan Zuidwegt.

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Oriel College, Oxford University
National Institute for Newman Studies
University Church of St Mary the Virgin
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University