Works By John Courtney Murray, S.J.

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cover of Religious LibertyReligious Liberty: Catholic Struggles with Pluralism

by John Courtney Murray

Edited by J. Leon Hooper, S.J.

1993 Westminster/John Knox Press
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John Courtney Murray is renowned for his contributions to American ethical debates and well known for his defense of civil religious freedom. He strongly felt that religion should be taught in public schools and universities. Murray had a decisive influence on juridical, political, and social theories.

This intriguing volume includes, in addition to two of Murray's most important statements on religious freedom, two essays newly made available to the reading public: one on religious freedom originally suppressed by the Vatican and published here for the first time, and a discussion of human dignity--how it is defined and how it functions as the philosophical foundation of religious freedom--newly translated into English. This fascinating collection will help readers look back at past struggles over religious liberty and forward to dilemmas presently facing the church.

J. Leon Hooper, S.J., is Senior Research Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


General Introduction by J. Leon Hooper, S.J.

1. Leo XIII and Pius XII: Government and the Order of Religion

2. The Problem of Religious Freedom

3. The Issue of Church and State at Vatican Council II

4. Arguments for the Human Right to Religious Freedom

Works by John Courtney Murray

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