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Title: Religious Liberty: Catholic Struggles with Pluralism
Author: Murray, John Courtney (ed)
Publisher: Westminster John Knox; Publication Date: 1993
Paperback; ISBN: 9780664253608
Volumes: 1; Pages: 280
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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, polititcal, 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.