Collegium Institute Annual Newman Lecture

Newman and the Limits of Dogma

Join the Collegium Institute for its annual Newman Lecture on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12pm EST via Zoom.

This year's Collegium Institute Annual Newman Lecture, taking place just before Newman's birthday, will feature Professor Eamon Duffy of Cambridge University, renowned author of The Stripping of the Altars and other monographs as well as, most recently, John Henry Newman: A Very Brief History.

In his Apologia (1864), John Henry Newman emphasized his life-long commitment to the centrality of dogma to authentic Christianity. A fierce opponent of heresy while an Anglican, in the 1860s and 1870s the Catholic Newman dedicated much of his energy and considerable public prestige to combatting what he perceived as the inflationary and excessive dogmatism which threatened the intellectual and spiritual integrity of the Church under Pope Pius IX. In this talk, Professor Duffy considers the fundamental consistencies underlying the apparent contradictions in Newman's developing understanding of the relation between revealed truth and intellectual freedom.

This event is being cosponsored by: Penn Catholic Newman Community, Harvard Catholic Forum, Nova Forum for Catholic Thought, the University of Dallas Program for Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture, Portsmouth Institute, the St. Thomas Catholic Studies MA program, the Lumen Christi Institute, the University College Dublin Newman Centre for the Study of Religions, Center for Catholic Studies at Durham University, Maynooth University: Center for Faith and Culture, the American Catholic Historical Association, the National Institute for Newman Studies, and the Department of Catholic Studies at Duquesne University.

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