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9-3-1999

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All religions are the same, they just use different symbols?

Dr. Margaret Farley disagrees with the claim that all religions are the same and just use different symbols. She acknowledges, however, that there are similarities since they are all in the same category of “religion”. Farley discusses these differences as God revealing Himself in very different ways in each religion, none of which hold the complete answer to who God is. Believers are then called to seek out the tradition that speaks to their walk of life and holds the most meaning for them.

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Playing Time: 5:22 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.

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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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