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Advisory: Oxford Scholar to Present: Why Newman Matters

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

NEW YORK—Rev. Ian Ker, Ph.D., a professor of theology at Oxford University and preeminent Newman scholar, will present a lecture titled “Why Newman Matters,” on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of Duane Library on the Rose Hill campus, 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, N.Y. The event is free and open to the public.

Father Ker has taught English literature and theology at universities in both the United States and Britain, where he is presently a member of the Oxford theology faculty and a tutor at Campion Hall. He has published 20 books about John Henry Cardinal Newman, including the definitive biography John Henry Newman: A Biography (Oxford University Press, 1990), and has written numerous articles and lectured all over the world on Newman.

Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest and leading figure in the Church of England prior to his conversion to Catholicism in 1845. Newman’s essays, including the Development of Christian Doctrine, are highly regarded and are considered definitive scholarly works in historical theology and ecclesiology.

Fordham will present Father Ker with a Sapientia et Doctrina medallion, which is given to individuals who are uniquely qualified to lead the University in a discussion of wisdom and learning. Fordham University’s motto, Sapientia et Doctrina (Wisdom and Learning), emphasizes rigorous scholarship and embraces a community of men and women committed to exploring the life of the mind.

TIME:     4 P.M.
                441 E. FORDHAM ROAD
                BRONX, NY

Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.


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