John Courtney Murray - Freedom and man

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Freedom and man (A Wisdom and discovery book) by John Courtney Murray, 217 pages, 1965, condition very good

John Courtney Murray (1904–1967), a Jesuit priest, theologian, and advocate of interfaith cooperation, was a lifelong supporter of the principles of the American Constitution and Bill of Rights, which he believed the Roman Catholic Church should support. He was an important influence on the development of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom (1965), which asserted that all individuals have a right to religious freedom, even if a government recognizes a particular religious community. This position contrasted with the church’s earlier view that if the church were ever to achieve a majority in the United States, it would be obligated to establish Catholicism as the state religion.