Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)



First Advisor

Thomas P. Whelan

Second Advisor

William M. Magee


A man's name is inscribed in a Biographical Dictionary by the date of his birth; but in reality it is his death that ranges him in the heart and mind of humanity.

Contributary factors to his imminent greatness are often minimized in importance; and yet those factors are essentially so many milestones in the way of his achievements.

Even so it is with Newman. Biographers have given us certain facts concerning his life; critics have told us the relative value of his. writings; while time has told us of his unique greatness. It is admittedly difficult in a biographical sketch. to do more than merely to relate facts; appreciations and criticisms prove inadequate to explain the many-sidedness of Newman's genius; because of the com­plexity of his nature it is an arduous task to attempt his characterization.


A Thesis submitted partially to fulfill the requirements for The Degree of Bachelor of Arts.