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The Newman Review is an e-publication of the National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS) featuring scholarly, original articles on John Henry Newman’s legacy and its relevance for today. Manuscripts demonstrating critical engagement with Newman’s life and thought are encouraged. The Newman Review is internally reviewed by NINS academic staff.

Reading Newman Philosophically: An Integrative Exercise

This articles argues that Newman’s notion of a philosophical habit of mind can provide a helpful conceptual framework for navigating conversations about reading, appropriating, and extending his philosophical thought.

“Telling Stories that Matter”: Reading Marvin O’Connell’s Memoirs

The book, Telling Stories that Matter: Memoirs & Essays, is comprised of O’Connell’s late-in-life memoirs of how he became interested in the academic study of history, as well as some of his shorter essays and book reviews.

12 Ways to Supercharge Your Research with NINS Digital Collections

Let’s face it, historical and theological research is complex. The dizzying array of technical tools and resources at our disposal can be overwhelming.

Blessed Ignatius Spencer’s Correspondence with Saint John Henry Newman

Just last month, on February 20th, Pope Francis declared that the nineteenth-century Passionist priest, Fr. Ignatius Spencer, would be known as the Venerable Ignatius Spencer.

Considering Online Education through Newman’s Principles

Newman’s The Idea of a University outlines his theory and ideal of university education and can offer us some important principles to guide our thinking about the possibilities of online education.

Newman’s University Journal and Its Significance

The journal is perhaps one of Newman’s most practical texts on education due to the intimate voice that Newman uses to describe the difficulties and particularities of founding a university.

Letters from a Scientist: Newman’s Correspondence with St. George Jackson Mivart

While the unravelling of Mivart’s reputation among the Catholic leadership primarily occurred after Newman’s death in 1890, a correspondence between Newman and Mivart is housed in the NINS Digital Collections.

Letter from a Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins to Ignatius Ryder

Just seven months before his death, the now famous poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, penned the following letter to Henry “Ignatius” Ryder.

Newman in America: Correspondence with J. B. Purcell, Archbishop of Cincinnati

In 1875 John Baptist Purcell wrote to Newman that some in the United States were opposed to a pamphlet he published in a Catholic Liverpool paper.

Fr. John Lingard (1771-1851): Between Enlightened Catholicism and the Newmanian Second Spring

This essay will introduce readers to Lingard, one of the major intellectual lights of the English Catholic community when Newman joined it in 1845 at Littlemore.

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