Jean Porter

Jean Porter is the John A. O'Brien professor of Theology at University of Notre Dame. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale's Department of Religious Studies, her M.Div at the Weston School of Theology and her B.A. at University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of several books and numerous articles and has served as President of the Society of Christian Ethics. More information can be found at the University of Notre Dame website:


Volume 108

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Guests on Volume 108: Thomas Albert Howard, on why many nineteenth-century Europeans were nervous about the shape of American religious life; Jean Porter, on how natural law provides a rationale for the rule of law and for legislative and judicial authority; Peter Augustine Lawler, on how neither ancient philosophy nor modern science explains human nature (but the Logos does); Hans Boersma, on why Christians should reject the modern separation of Heaven and Earth and recover a "sacramental ontology"; Felicia Wu Song, on how online communication systems shape relationships and community; and Elias Aboujaoude, on how life online makes us think we’re bigger, badder, and smarter than we really are.