John Henry Newman: Scholar, Sage, Saint
20-22 September 2021, Online Symposium from the National Institute for Newman Studies

Three-day online Symposium on St John Henry Newman organised in the United States.

Featuring a wealth of speakers including Fr Kenneth Macnab, from the Archdiocese of Birmingham, and Mgr Roderick Strange.

The canonisation 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 behaviour. Newman’s work and life invite discussion on the relationship between sanctity and saintliness.

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