Cardinal Newman: Man of Letters

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Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
Professor Emerita , University of Notre Dame
(4 customer reviews)
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Cardinal Newman: Man of Letters

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
Professor Emerita , University of Notre Dame
(4 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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You are invited to meet one of modern Catholicism’s greatest minds and writers.

On October 13, 2019, Pope Francis canonized John Henry Newman, a 19th-century English cardinal whose influence on the Catholic doctrine and education is still felt today. Grounded in classical learning, Newman’s written works reveal one of the greatest Christian thinkers: a “true man of letters.”

In Saint John Henry Newman: Man of Letters, you will discover his multifaceted written works. Prof. Mary Katherine Tillman, a leading expert on Newman and a professor at the University of Notre Dame, guides you through his letters, sermons, novels, poems, tracts, treatises, and other texts. Through her erudite lectures, you will gain profound insight into his remarkable life.

If you have already encountered Newman, you will be surprised at how much more there is to learn; if you are unfamiliar with him, you will be

Audio Sample:

You are invited to meet one of modern Catholicism’s greatest minds and writers.

On October 13, 2019, Pope Francis canonized John Henry Newman, a 19th-century English cardinal whose influence on the Catholic doctrine and education is still felt today. Grounded in classical learning, Newman’s written works reveal one of the greatest Christian thinkers: a “true man of letters.”

In Saint John Henry Newman: Man of Letters, you will discover his multifaceted written works. Prof. Mary Katherine Tillman, a leading expert on Newman and a professor at the University of Notre Dame, guides you through his letters, sermons, novels, poems, tracts, treatises, and other texts. Through her erudite lectures, you will gain profound insight into his remarkable life.

If you have already encountered Newman, you will be surprised at how much more there is to learn; if you are unfamiliar with him, you will be introduced into his engaging story. This 12-lecture series is perfect for those who want to learn about Newman from a true expert, or who want to know more about Christianity as viewed through the prism of a saintly life.

Under Prof. Tillman’s guidance, you will delve into the powerful and ever-relevant topics Newman tackled: the relationship between faith and reason, freedom of conscience, the role of the laity, and the true nature of a liberal arts education. Take advantage of her. lifelong engagement with Newman’s work today.

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Prof. Mary Katherine Tillman is Professor Emerita in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. On the ND faculty since 1973, she holds the university’s Charles E. Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching (1985). She has specialized in the thought of John Henry Cardinal Newman throughout her prestigious career, during which she has taken particular interest in his theory of knowledge, views of the relations of faith and reason, and philosophy of education.
Prof. Tillman has been invited to conduct sessions on Newman—as well as related topics such as liberal education and the art of teaching—for all manner of events at academic venues in eight countries and fifteen of the United States, including the site of Newman’s early career, Oxford University.
Along with many published articles on Newman, she has written the introductory commentaries on Newman’s thought for his Rise and Progress of Universities and Benedictine Essays (London and Notre Dame, IN, 2001) and for his Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford (Notre Dame, IN, 1999). Prof. Tillman is co-editor of the Newman Studies Journal and an emerita member of the Board of the Newman Association of America. She received her doctorate in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

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4 reviews for Cardinal Newman: Man of Letters

  1. Rev. Edward J. E., O.S.A., MA

    2015 Spring Survey

    The teacher is M Katherine Tillman, Ph.D., whom I have known personally for many years. Katherine is outstanding as a teacher, and she is a lovely person. Highly recommend her and this course.

  2. Andrew H., WA

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I thought that Professor Tillman’s course was superb in capturing the spirit of Cardinal Newman without engaging in undue hagiography.

  3. Rev. Edward J. E., O.S.A., MA

    Spring Survey: April 2017

    I have known Katherine M. Tillman for many years, and my experience of her knowledge and presentation of Newman and his thought is always outstanding. This program for Now You Know Media is top notch.

  4. Rev. Edward J. E., O.S.A., MA

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    I have known Dr. Katherine Tillman for many years. My experience of her and the sharing of her Newman studies projects are always very meaningful and helpful.

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