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John Colman, Ph.D.

Professor of Politics; Director of Honors Program
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Thomas Student Union 2007B

John Colman, Ph.D.

Professor of Politics specializing in political philosophy.

Director, Ave Maria Honors Program.

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Education

  • B.A., Political Science, Carleton University
  • M.A., Political Science, Carleton University
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Boston College

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Current research is in the origins of classical liberalism in the thought of Michel de Montaigne.

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Research and Publications

Everyone Orthodoxy to Themselves: John Locke and his American Students on Religion and Liberal Society

Religious liberty is one of the hallmarks of American democracy, but the principal architects of this liberty believed that it was only compatible with a certain form of Christianity—namely, a liberal, rational, Christianity. Conservative and postliberal champions of the freedom of religion often ignore this point, sometimes even arguing that orthodox Christianity was, or should be, at the root of democratic liberty.

Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life

This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human, religious, and political implications of the discovery of nature, distinguish his intention from the anti-theological animus that drives the politically and scientifically ambitious project of his modern appropriators.

Current research is in the origins of classical liberalism in the thought of Michel de Montaigne.

Articles

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