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9-3-1999

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What are your primary scholarly interests?

Dr. Margaret Farley explains what led her to become a scholar of religion. While majoring in Literature as an undergraduate at the University of Detroit, Farley developed a passion for philosophy and ethics. She completed her PhD at Yale University in Theological Ethics. Today she teaches classes that focus on sexual and biomedical ethics, both of which she identifies as the pressing ethical subjects of our time.

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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.

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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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