John Courtney Murray, S.J.

John Courtney Murray (1904 – 1967) was an American Jesuit priest and theologian.

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Our Tradition: The American Economy

  By “economy” I mean that most intricate and powerful combination of science, technology and business which is perhaps the dominant and most characteristic aspect of the national life. (With business one should join advertising, as the tail to the kite — though it would be hard to know which is tail and which is … Read more

Our Tradition: The American Polity

The essential peculiarity of the [American political system] has not been the assertion that in the words of John Locke, “the people shall be judge” of “the prince and the legislative act,” nor in the determination that government shall be by the people. The Middle Ages knew this meaning of the sovereignty of the people … Read more

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