Podcast: Laudato Si and a Shared Future

This is a conversation between Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice and Professor Michael Murphy, who is the Director of Catholic Studies and Director of Loyola’s Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage. He earned his doctorate in Theology, Literature, and Philosophy from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, an MA in English from San Francisco State University, and undergraduate degrees in English and Great Books from the University of San Francisco. His research interests are in Theology and Literature, Sacramental Theology, and the socio-political cultures of Catholicism, but he also writes about issues in eco-theology and social ethics. Dr. Murphy, a Senior Lecturer in the Theology Department, is a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow. His first book, A Theology of Criticism (Oxford), was named a “Distinguished Publication” in 2008 by the American Academy of Religion.

In this episode, Dr. Trice and Dr. Murphy speak about the Laudato Si and a Shared Future. Take a listen!

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“What is hope? Hope is not optimism. They’re different species. Hope is uglier and messier. But, it’s also more vital. […] Hope is a theological virtue that’s infused; it’s given to us.” – Michael Murphy