—Porter will give the Stone Lectures on the topic “Justice as a Virtue” October 3–6 at Princeton Seminary—

Princeton, NJ, September 13, 2011–Dr. Jean Porter, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University, will deliver the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary beginning Monday, October 3. The five-lecture series is titled “Justice as a Virtue.”

The schedule for the lectures is as follows:

Monday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture I: “Introduction”

Tuesday, October 4, 3:00 p.m.

Lecture II: “Dispositions of the Will”

Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture III: “Natural Justice”

Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 p.m.

Lecture IV: “Sins against Justice”

Thursday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.

Lecture V: “Justice, Hope, and Charity”

porterPorter’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of foundational moral theology and the history of Christian moral thought, especially in the scholastic period. Her most recent publications include Nature as a Reason: A Thomistic Theory of Natural Law (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005) and Natural and Divine Law: Reclaiming the Tradition for Christian Ethics (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999). She has written two other books and more than thirty scholarly articles.

 In 2005, Porter was president of the Society of Christian Ethics, and in 1997 received a Luce Fellowship in Theology. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics, and Studies in Christian Ethics, and is currently working on a theory of positive law based on the theory of natural law developed in her most recent book.

Porter received her B.A. from the University of Texas, her M.Div. from Weston School of Theology, her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

The lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center.

The Stone Lectures were created in 1871 by Levi P. Stone, Esquire, of Orange, New Jersey, a director and also a trustee of the Seminary.

Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian Seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.

For more information about the lecture series, visit www.pstem.edu or call the Communications/Publications Office at 609.497.7760.