John Courtney Murray

Philosopher, Author

1904 – 1967

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Who was John Courtney Murray?

John Courtney Murray, was an American Jesuit priest and theologian, who was especially known for his efforts to reconcile Catholicism and religious pluralism, particularly focusing on the relationship between religious freedom and the institutions of a democratically structured modern state.

During the Second Vatican Council, he played a key role in persuading the assembly of the Catholic bishops to adopt the Council's ground-breaking Declaration on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis Humanae.

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Born
Sep 12, 1904
New York City
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Boston College
  • Pontifical Gregorian University
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Aug 16, 1967
Queens

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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