Making Men Moral: A Conversation with Robby George, David Novak, Jeal Belke Elshtain, and Harry Poe

In the evening panel session, a number of the conference’s speaker held a conversation about the topics covered in the conference. The conversation began with stories about Richard John Neuhaus. who was to have spoken at the conference and only very recently passed away.  Father Neuhaus helmed the influential magazine First Things and led the [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Christopher Tollefsen on “Disability and Social Justice”

The biography of Christopher Tollefsen, the conference’s sixth speaker:   “Chris Tollefsen is an associate professor in the department of philosophy at the University of South Carolina, the director of the graduate program in philosophy. He received his doctorate from Emory University in 1995 and has taught at Princeton University, the Spiritan Institute of Philosophy [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Jean Belke Elshtain on True Freedom

The biography of Jean Belke Elshtain, the conference’s fifth speaker: “Jean Elshtain is a political philosopher whose task has been to show the connections between our political and ethical convictions. She is the author of several books and scores of articles as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: David Novak on Law, Morality, and Universal Moral Arguments

The biography of David Novak, the conference’s fourth speaker: “David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as Professor of the Study of Religion and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto since 1997. He received his A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1961, his M.H.L. (Master of Hebrew Literature) [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Seen and Heard Around the Conference

I want to give you a quick snapshot of the goings-on of this conference, held at Union University in Jackson, TN from February 25-27, 2009.  I don’t merely want to report what’s been said, but to give you a bit of a feel for this event.  That, it seems to me, is a huge part [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Russ Moore on Catholics, Evangelicals, and Mardi Gras

The biography of Russ Moore, the conference’s second speaker: “Russell D. Moore has served as the Senior Vice President for Academic Administration and Dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary since January of 2004. Dr. Moore is also a preaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, where he ministers weekly. Dr. Moore [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Paul Kerry’s Opening Remarks on Robby George and “Making Men Moral”

The biography of the conference’s first speaker: “Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor in the Department of History and member of the European Studies faculty. His training spans several universities including Oxford, Harvard, and Chicago and his publications have engaged with European intellectual history, transatlantic ideas, and historiography. His book on Goethe and Enlightenment [Read More...]


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