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Who was John Courtney Murray, S.J.: Part 2


Excerpt from “Necessary Adjustments to Overcome Practical Difficulties” by John Courtney Murray, S.J.:

“The formal object in colleges and universities is the livability of the Word of God as kept and given us by the Church; in other words, that our courses of theology must be wholly orientated towards life.  Theology deals with truth, it is true, but the truth that is an inspiration for the clan of the soul to God. That should be our purpose. I suggest the fact that the course must be reformed in some fashion, otherwise it will not be blended to the other courses in the colleges and universities.”