Faith Angle Forum: November 2010

- George Weigel and John L. Allen, Jr.: “Sex Abuse, the Catholic Church, & the Media”
- E.J. Dionne, Dr. William A. Galston, and Michael Barone: “Religious Voters & the 2010 Elections”
- Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund and Barbara Bradley Hagerty: “Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think”

The Pursuit of Happiness

Follow the evolution of the pursuit of happiness in the movies from My Man Godfrey to The Pursuit of Happyness. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the books Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host his fourth annual summer movie series.

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Faith Angle Forum: March 2010

- Dr. James Davison Hunter, Ross Douthat, and Amy Sullivan: “To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World”
- Dr. David Gelernter and Rabbi David Saperstein: “The Paradox of Judaism and American Politics”
- Dr. Philip Jenkins: “Have the Culture Wars Gone Global? Religion and Sexuality in the Global South”

Truths Still Held? John Courtney Murray’s ‘€œAmerican Proposition’€ Fifty Years Later

A version of Mr. Weigel’s remarks were published as an essay in First Things. Click here to read it.

In 1960, in the midst of a campaign that would bring the first baptized Catholic to the White House, and at the beginning of a decade that would end in social and political turmoil, John Courtney Murray published his seminal work We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition. Murray argued that the American experiment was founded upon certain truths about the nature of men and how they ought to live together. America is unique because it was founded upon a Proposition, “an ensemble of elementary affirmations.” And if the genius and strength of the American democracy depended upon its robust moral and cultural roots, then the withering or even erosion of these roots must be its great weakness and vulnerability.

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Crime and Punishment

Follow the evolution of crime in the movies from James Cagney to Fargo. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the books Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host a summer movie series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute and the University of Chicago) and Amy Kass (of the Hudson Institute and the University of Chicago).

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