Princeton scholar to discuss religious discourse

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Jeffrey Stout, professor of religion at Princeton University, will speak on the role of religious discourse in a pluralistic society Nov. 4 (Thursday) at 4 p.m. in the courtroom of the Notre Dame Law School.p. Stouts lecture will concern a topic he addressed in his recently published bookDemocracy and Tradition,a philosophical, theological, political and legal examination of religious discourse in a democracy.The book was praised by former Notre Dame theologian Stanley Hauerwas, now a professor in the Duke Divinity School, who wrote thatwith a clarity that can only be gained through a charitable reading of those with whom he disagrees, Stout inaugurates a fresh conversation between advocates of democracy and those who hold substantive Christian convictions.p. Stouts other publications includeEthics after Babel,for which he received the American Academy of Religions Award for Book Excellence in 1989.p. The lecture is sponsored by the Notre Dame Law School, the Henkels Interdisciplinary Visiting Speaker Program, and the departments of theology and political science.

Contact: Carol Jambor-Smith, director of external relations of the Notre Dame Law School at 574-631-6891 or

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