Cardinal Newman’s Prophecy: An Interview with Dean Christopher Blum

Cardinal Newman’s Prophecy: An Interview with Dean Christopher Blum December 7, 2016 Gina Warner of the Augustine Institute speaks with Christopher O. Blum about the new edition of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman’s Idea of a University, to which he contributed an afterword. GW: Congratulations on your contribution to this beautiful new edition of The…

Fully Accredited!

The Augustine Institute is proud to announce that the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools has granted full accreditation to the Institute’s Graduate School. “This is a major milestone for us, especially coming in our tenth year of work,” said Dr. Tim Gray, the President of the Augustine Institute. “I’m deeply grateful…

Knowing What Nature Is

Manifestum est enim quod homo per intellectum cognoscere potest naturas omnium corporum, said St. Thomas Aquinas: “For it is manifest that man is able to know physical things through the intellect.” The truth that the human mind is able to know the natures of all bodily things may indeed be manifest, as St. Thomas Aquinas here…

Habits of Attention

After a few years’ steady use of the internet, journalist Nicholas Carr began to worry about his “inability to pay attention to one thing for more than a couple of minutes.” In his bestselling exposé, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains (2010), Carr pinned the blame for his wandering mind squarely…

The Modest Truth

Shakespeare’s unhappy King Lear was friendless but for the Duke of Kent, who, armed only with “the modest truth,” patiently steered the benighted king back to his wits. A similar work of intellectual charity needs to be taken up today with modern biology, which, like King Lear, has become old without becoming wise. It was…