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9-3-1999

Abstract

What are the most important conversations in today’s Catholic Church?

Dr. Margaret Farley discusses the disputes over ethical dilemmas as the most dividing questions for all religions today, especially Christianity. She also identifies ecclesiology as vital to the survival of the Church. She questions the Church’s ability to adjust to pluralism because of the contradictions this creates.

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Playing Time: 4:19 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Dr. Margaret Farley, R.S.M., is the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School. She has been honored with eleven honorary degrees, the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology and is past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. She has written several books and over eighty scholarly articles including Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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