Newman and the University: A Symposium on Religion and University Education
January 29, 2013
In recent years the philosophical question is acutely felt: what is a university education for? The goal of this event is to reflect critically on the legacy of John Henry Newman with regard to this question. What is it that unites or unifies a university as a cultural entity of research and education? What positive contribution can religion make to the ongoing life of the university in a contemporary context? In a cosmopolitan culture, is the serious consideration of religion a hindrance to the understanding of social co-existence, or is it a pre-requisite? To address these question, the Catholic Center at New York University together with the Thomistic Institute will be holding a symposium on: Newman and the University: A Symposium on Religion and University Education Download a copy of the symposium flyer here. The event if free and open to the public.
Monday, February 4, 2013
1:00 pm: “Universities, the University and the Universality of Knowledge” Shalom Carmy, Yeshiva University Respondent: Eric Gregory, Princeton University 2:15 pm: “University education, the Unity of Knowledge–and (Natural) Theology: Ruminations on Newman.” Reinhard Huetter, Duke Divinity School Respondent: John Bowlin, Princeton Theological Seminary 3:30 pm: Panel Discussion with: President John Sexton, New York University R.R. Reno, First Things President John Garvey, The Catholic University of America