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Now in its ninth year, this intensive seminar will examine the achievements of Saint John Henry Newman as a theologian, philosopher, educator, preacher, and writer. Remarkably, in each of these areas Newman produced works that have come to be recognized as classics: An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, The Grammar of Assent, The Idea of a University, The Parochial and Plain Sermons, and the Apologia Pro Vita Sua. This seminar will approach Newman’s thought through a critical engagement with these texts.

 

LOCATION AND FORMAT

  • The seminar will be held at Merton College, Oxford.
  • Meals and lodging will be provided.
  • Participants will receive a stipend of up to $700 to offset travel expenses.
  • Participants will arrive on Saturday, July 2 and depart on Saturday, July 9.
  • Participants will be required to read the assigned texts in preparation for the seminar.
  • Fifteen applicants will be admitted to the seminar.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND APPLICATION

This seminar is open to Ph.D. students in theology, philosophy, classics, and other relevant fields of study. 

  • A completed online application form.
  • An updated CV.
  • At least one and no more than two letter(s) of recommendation.
  • A statement of research interest no longer than 750 words, which includes an explanation of how this seminar might bear on the student’s current or future research plans.
  • One academic writing sample (30 pages maximum).
  • All application materials can be submitted via the online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2022.

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