Last week Union University hosted a conference titled Making Men Moral: The Public Square and the Role of Moral Judgment. The purpose of the conference was to honor the 15th anniversary of Robert P. George’s Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality. If you are unfamiliar with Prof. George, he is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also a frequent contributor to periodicals such as First Things, which is one of my favorite “serious” magazines.
In addition to Prof. George, the speakers at the Making Men Moral conference included such noted thinkers as Jean Bethke Elshtain, Christopher Tollefsen, Hadley Arkes, Paul Kerry, David Novak, James Stoner, Union’s own Greg Thornbury and Hal Poe, and Southern Seminary’s Russ Moore. The audio is available online for no cost at the conference website.
Kudos to Union for hosting such a timely conference and making the addresses widely available. If you are even tangentially interested in the relationship between Christian faith and cultural engagement, you will want to check out the conference audio.