Francesca Aran Murphy

Francesca Aran Murphy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. She has taught at King's College at the University of Aberdeen and St. Martin's University College, Lancaster, and is particularly interested in the work of imagination in theology. Her publications include Christ, The Form of Beauty (T & T Clark, 1995) and The Comedy of Revelation (Continuum, 2001). She earned her PhD at King's College, London, her MA at the University of Southern California, and her BA at Manchester University.


Volume 72

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Guests on Volume 72: John Polkinghorne, on lessons for theology learned from the inductive nature of the work of science; Francesca Aran Murphy, on the efforts of 20th-century Catholic and French philosopher √Čtienne Gilson to reconcile faith and reason; James Hitchcock, on the history of the Supreme Court's decisions regarding religious practice and liberty; Wilfred McClay, on Nathaniel Hawthorne's vision of the intractability of human failings and the possibilities of the American experiment, and on the theme of place and communal obligation in Nathaniel Hawthorne's writing; Philip McFarland, on how Hawthorne's sensitivity to the darker side of human nature makes him perennially instructive; and David Hackett Fischer, on the history of how Americans have understood and symbolized freedom and liberty.