Acton University 2017: June 20 - 23

John Courtney Murray on Catholicism and the American Democratic Experiment

Session 8 - Friday, June 23 -
9:00 AM to 10:20 AM

Intermediate Course

John Courtney Murray’s account of the relationship of Catholicism and the American political tradition is more nuanced than is commonly recognized. While Murray saw the founding as in broad continuity with the Western Christian political tradition Western tradition, he also believed that the founding’s departure in certain respects from this tradition laid the groundwork for many of the problems we see today.


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