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4-14-2002

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What is the most important religious conversation in America today?

Jesuit Paul Fitzgerald claims that the most important conversation in theology today is the dialogue between Catholicism and Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. If Catholicism can establish dialogues with these faiths, then much will be earned in the effort towards global understanding. He uses questions of Christ’s universal message to support this.

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Playing Time: 5:34 minutes

About the Interviewee: Rev. Dr. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.

Fr. Fitzgerald, S.J. is the Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs at Fairfield University. He formerly taught theology at Santa Clara University and has written on a variety of theological topics. He received doctorates from La Sorbonne and Institut Catholique de Paris and specializes in Sociology of Religion and Practical Theology.

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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