John Courtney Murray

John Courtney Murray SJ (September 12, 1904 – August 16, 1967) was an American Jesuit priest and theologian, who was especially known for his efforts to reconcile Catholicism and religious pluralism, particularly focusing on the relationship between religious freedom and the institutions of a democratically structured modern state.

John Courtney Murray

Born(1904-09-12)September 12, 1904
DiedAugust 16, 1967(1967-08-16) (aged 62)
Academic background
Alma materBoston College, Gregorian University
Academic work
InstitutionsAteneo de Manila, Jesuit theologate Woodstock, Maryland
Main interestsTheology
Notable worksWe Hold These Truths
Notable ideasDignitatis humanae

During the Second Vatican Council, he played a key role in persuading the assembly of the Catholic bishops to adopt the Council's ground-breaking Declaration on Religious Liberty, Dignitatis humanae.