Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy is a collaboration between the Center for Catholic Studies and the School of Law at the University of St. Thomas. The Institute explores the various interactions between law and Catholic thought on topics ranging from workers' rights to criminal law to marriage and family. 

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Hot Topics: Cool Talk - Should Justice or Agape Love Be the Organizing Principle of Civil Law?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Pepperdine University's Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and director of The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute of Law, Religion, and Ethics, and David M. VanDrunen, Westminster Seminary California's Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics will grapple this question at the first Hot Topics: Cool Talk program of the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Hans Joas - "Slavery and Torture in a Global Perspective: Human Rights and the Western Tradition"

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hans Joas, Ernst Troeltsch Professor for the Sociology of Religion at the Theological Faculty of Humboldt University, Berlin, and Professor of Sociology and a Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago will give the final lecture in the Murphy Institute's series on Human Dignity.

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Steven Justice Lecture

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Faith and Reason in Intellectual Inquiry

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Women, Sex, and the Church: A Case for Catholic Teaching

The Murphy Institute has published a Teaching Guide designed for Professors and Students of Law, Feminist Theory, and Sexual and Social Ethics.  For more information and to download the complimentary Teaching Guide, click here.

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