The University is responsible for giving students a “habit of mind” that can bring them into greater touch with the real world God has created.
For Newman, the great crisis of our modern age is quite simply forgetting what theology is, and what it isn’t.
We can share in Christ’s divine nature by his human nature, becoming living members of his Holy Family, the New Paradise, the New Creation.
“We cannot do without a view, and we put up with an illusion, when we cannot get a truth.”
There are some things within the domain of real knowledge—that is, facts—which can only be revealed by God.
All things are from our “Eternal King,” who blesses our studies and arts, laws and societies, and offers his “co-operation.”
Religious truth is not only a portion, but a condition of general knowledge.
Theology is the foundation and the glue without which all other disciplines of knowledge fall into obscurity, confusion, and unreality.