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.
Call for Papers
We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers related to John Henry Newman as scholar, sage, and saint. Proposals should include a title, 250 word abstract, your current academic status and institution, and your contact information. The deadline for consideration is 15 March 2020.
The National Institute for Newman Studies (211 N Dithridge St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213) facilitates scholarly learning and dialogue on the enduring relevance of John Henry Newman. For more information about the Institute and its programs, please visit NewmanStudies.org.