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Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Law

Villanova University School of Law; 10/22/2010 Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Legal Education

Joseph T. McCullen Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law
Symposium on Jean Porter - Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority

In her forthcoming book Ministers of the Law (Eerdmans, 2010), Jean Porter articulates a theory of legal authority derived from the natural law tradition. As she points out, the legal authority of most traditions rests on their own internal structures, independent of extralegal considerations—legal houses built on sand, as it were.  Natural law tradition, on the other hand, offers a basis for legal authority that goes beyond mere arbitrary commands or social conventions, offering some extralegal authority without compromising the independence and integrity of the law. Yet Porter does more in Ministers of the Law than simply discuss historical and theoretical realms of natural law. She carries the theory into application to contemporary legal issues, bringing objective normative structures to contemporary Western societies suspicious of such concepts.

  • Session 1
    Speakers include:
    - Barbara Wall, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Villanova University
    Doris DelTosto Brogan, Acting Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
    - Jean Porter, John A. Obrien Professor of Theology and Concurrent Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
    - Michael P. Moreland, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University of Law & Forbes Visiting Fellow, James Madison Program, Princeton University
  • Session 2
    - Patrick McKinley Brennan, John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies and Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
    - Francis J. Mootz III, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, William S. Boyd school of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
    - Maris Kopcke Tinture, Lecturer in Law, Oxford University
    - Penelope Pether, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
  • Session 3
    - Kevin Flannery, S.J., Ordinary Professor of the History of Ancient Philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University
    - V. Bradley Lewis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
    - Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University
    - Michelle Madden Dempsey, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
  • Session 4
    Response and Concluding Round Table

Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Legal Education

Villanova University School of Law; 2009 Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Legal Education

  • Session 1
    Speakers include:
    - Barbara Wall, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Villanova University
    - Doris DelTosto Brogan, Acting Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
  • Session 2
    Speakrs include BC Law Professor Gregory Kalscheur, S.J. and Richard Garnett, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
  • Session 3
    Speakers include Peter Donohue, O.S.A., President, Villanova Universityand Helen Alvare, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Session 4
    Speakers include Joseph Farrell, O.S.A, Office for Mission and Ministry, Villanaova University and
    Lee Stang, Associate Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of law
 

What is Catholic Social Thought? BC Law Professor Gregory Kalscheur, S.J.

BC Law Professor, Father Kalscheur, briefly introduces the topic of Catholic Social Thought.

 

Selected Readings on Catholic Social Thought

Selected reading material on Catholic Social Thought.

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Catholic social learning: educating the faith that does justice - Roger Bergman
ISBN: 9780823233281
Publication Date: 2011

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An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought - Michael P. Hornsby
ISBN: 0521863392

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Catholic Social Thought and Poverty: Some Reflections for the Conference “Access, Enterprise, and Catholic Social Traditions” - Helen Alford

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Modern Catholic Social Teaching: Commentaries and Interpretations - Kenneth R. Himes
ISBN: 1589010531

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Catholic Social Thought: The Documentary Heritage - David J. O'Brien and Thomas A. Shannon
ISBN: 0883447878

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The true wealth of nations: Catholic social thought and economic life - Daniel K. Finn, ed.
ISBN: 9780199739813
Publication Date: 2010

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Catholic Legal Perspectives - Bill Piatt
Call Number: KF4869 .C2 P53
ISBN: 9781611631388
Publication Date: 2012

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Law's Virtues - M. Cathleen Kaveny
ISBN: 9781589019324
Publication Date: 2012-10-15

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