The crisis in university education has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. In this eloquent and deeply personal book, a distinguished scholar reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society. Jaroslav Pelikan provides a unique perspective on the university today by reexamining it in light of John Henry Cardinal Newman's 150-year old classic The Idea of a University and showing how Cardinal Newman's ideas both ...

The Idea of the University: A Reexamination 1994, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300058345

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The Idea of the University: A Reexamination 1992, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300057256