NINS Distinguished Lecture Series
2015 4th Annual Newman Memorial Lecture
October 15, 2015
Professor Thomas Pfau of Duke University on Newman and Tradition. Listen to Dr. Thomas Pfau as he explores Newman’s understanding of “tradition” and its continuing relevance to humanistic and theological inquiry. Dr. Pfau examines Newman’s contention that the truth of an idea can be measured by its richness, complexity, and sheer endurance. Newman’s idea of tradition, Dr. Pfau will explain, is similar to accounts of tradition found in T.S. Eliot and Hans-Georg Gadamer. All share a view of tradition as both humble and ethical. Click here for a fulltext copy of Dr. Pfau’s lecture.
Resident Scholar Lecture Series
As a part of the PARTICIPATION requirement, Scholars are asked to present the status of their research before the end of their residency. This is usually done in a relaxed atmosphere in the dining area where a light lunch is served. Presentations are available on the NINS podcast channel.
August 5, 2015
Podcast of Scholar-in-Residence, Br. Peter Gruber, C.O. The talk delivered on August 5, 2015, is titled, “The Illative Character of Faith: Faith and Real Assent in Newman’s Grammar of Assent.”June 9, 2015
Podcast of Scholar-in-Residence, Ryan Womack, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. “On the Conscience: John Henry Newman’s Light and Cormac McCarthy’s Fire” An examination of Newman’s idea of the conscience in relation to American novelist Cormac McCarthy’s newest and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Road, and what Newman might mean for modern man.
May 14, 2015
Fr. Allencherry’s research has focused on Newman’s work on the liturgy, a very under-researched area. Over the past fifty years, the graces available through the liturgy have been seriously bypassed as many people have sought spiritual comfort elsewhere. Thus, Fr. Allencherry’s work is a much-needed step in a renewal of participation in church liturgies and the many graces that flow therefrom.