by Joshua Mauldin

Cathleen Kaveny, a professor of law and theology at Boston College, recently gave a Luce Hall Lecture at CTI entitled ‘Prophecy Without Contempt.’ Based on her acclaimed book, Prophecy Without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square, Kaveny’s lecture took place on November 10, just two days after the presidential election. Professor Kaveny brought insights from her historical account of American political discourse to bear on the political situation in the United States today. 

Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor at Boston College, a position that includes appointments in both the department of theology and the law school. A member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1993, Professor Kaveny clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an associate at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray in its health-law group. Professor Kaveny has published over a hundred articles and essays, in journals and books specializing in law, ethics, and medical ethics. She serves on the masthead of Commonweal as a regular columnist. Her interests include the relationship of law, religion, and morality in pluralistic societies, health care ethics, rhetoric and ethics, the relationship of mercy and justice, and complicity with wrongdoing.

Click here to listen to the lecture on the Fresh Thinking Podcast.