Symposium II on "John Courtney Murray, Religion, and American Public Life

Whitmore, Todd David and J. Leon Hooper. Symposium II on "John Courtney Murray, Religion, and American Public Life." Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., October 30 - November 2, 1992.

This project focused not only on collecting Murray's writings but also upon evaluating his continuing legacy. A two-part symposium was organized with the goal of initiating a conversation among scholars from the academic disciplines affected by Murray's thought. Scholars have long recognized that among Murray's most important legacies are the suggestive lines of inquiry embedded in his arguments, many of which promise new perspectives on several topics. A second meeting was held at Georgetown University on October 30 - November 2, 1992, after the reflections and suggestions offered at the previous meeting had been absorbed and the papers had been revised. Topics (and the authors of papers) included social identities (Peter McDonough), laity and citizenship (Charles Curran), public and private education (Theresa Moser), censorship and civil, moral and divine law (John Coleman), international moral leadership (Jo Renee Formicola), economic justice (Dennis McCann), Murray and natural law theory (Jean Porter), faith and reason in Murray and Lonergan (Fred Lawrence), and Murray's social ethics (Todd David Whitmore).