will give the Stone Lectures on the topic “Justice as a Virtue” October 3–6 at
Princeton, NJ, September 13, 2011–Dr. Jean
Porter, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University,
will deliver the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary beginning
Monday, October 3. The five-lecture series is titled “Justice as a Virtue.”
for the lectures is as follows:
Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture I: “Introduction”
Tuesday, October 4, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture II: “Dispositions of the Will”
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture III: “Natural Justice”
Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.
Lecture IV: “Sins against Justice”
Thursday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.
Lecture V: “Justice, Hope, and Charity”
research interests lie primarily in the areas of foundational moral theology
and the history of Christian moral thought, especially in the scholastic
period. Her most recent publications include Nature as a Reason: A Thomistic Theory of Natural Law (Wm. B. Eerdmans
Publishing Company, 2005) and Natural and
Divine Law: Reclaiming the Tradition for Christian Ethics (Wm. B. Eerdmans
Publishing Company, 1999). She has written two other books and more than thirty
Porter was president of the Society of Christian Ethics, and in 1997 received a
Luce Fellowship in Theology. She currently serves on the editorial board of the
Journal of Religious Ethics, and Studies in Christian Ethics, and is
currently working on a theory of positive law based on the theory of natural
law developed in her most recent book.
received her B.A. from the University of Texas, her M.Div. from Weston School
of Theology, her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
are free and open to the public and will be held in the Main Lounge of the
Mackay Campus Center.
Lectures were created in 1871 by Levi P. Stone, Esquire, of Orange, New Jersey,
a director and also a trustee of the Seminary.
Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian
Seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree
information about the lecture series, visit www.pstem.edu or call the Communications/Publications
Office at 609.497.7760.