Waldron, who teaches legal and political philosophy at New York University School of Law, presented a lecture on ‘Human Dignity and Our Relation to God.’ Robin Lovin, Director of Research at CTI, was the Respondent to the lecture, and Mary Ellen O’Connell, Senior Research Fellow at CTI, chaired the session.
They will lead this interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with Robin Lovin
, CTI’s Director of Research and the Inquiry’s Senior Research Fellow in theology.
This Inquiry will bring an international team of legal scholars and theologians together in residence at the Center for the 2014-15 academic year.
The Inquiry will be conducted in cooperation with the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University and with support from the John Templeton Foundation.
The Center’s Director William Storrar said, “I am honored to appoint two such distinguished legal scholars to serve with Robin Lovin as co-leaders of our interdisciplinary Inquiry on this key global issue.” Mary Ellen O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at the University of Notre Dame. Peter Danchin is Professor of Law and Director of the International Comparative Law Program at the University of Maryland. The other members of the interdisciplinary research team will be announced in May.
For more information on the Center’s Inquiry on Law & Religious Freedom, click here.
After exploring their understandings of the terms "liberal Christianity and liberal theology” with the two authors, Lovin
opened up the conversation to a lively discussion with the audience.
Douglas Ottati, Theology for Liberal Protestants, available here.
Theo Hobson, Reinventing Liberal Christianity, available here.
As an ecumenical institute, the Center welcomes outstanding scholars from across the theological spectrum and this was yet another rich and stimulating contribution on an important theological tradition of Christian thought and practice.
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Dr. Robin Lovin, CTI’s Director of Research, delivered the annual Maguire Lecture at the Library of Congress on January 23.
The lecture, which Lovin
summarized as a “history of the shrinking moral vocabulary of American politics,” traces developments that have reduced public political arguments to considerations of economic efficiency and national security and identifies sources in for a renewal of political discourse about the human good.
The lecture was based on Lovin’s research as scholar in residence at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, where he held the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History during the spring of 2013.
The Center of Theological Inquiry will hold its annual breakfast reception for Members and friends at this year’s meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature in Baltimore. All CTI Members and friends are invited to join us in the Stadium Ballroom 5 at the Marriott Inner Harbor on Sunday November 24 between 7:00am and 8:30am. CTI’s new Director of Research, Dr. Robin Lovin, will speak about our forthcoming Inquiry on Law & Religious Freedom, 2014-15, with its online application closing date of December 15, 2013.
Scholars at AAR / SBL interested in applying for this Inquiry are welcome to attend the reception to learn more about this collaborative and interdisciplinary research program.