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4-14-2002

Abstract

What can you say about the complexities of teaching religion to undergraduates?

Jesuit Paul Fitzgerald speaks about the challenges of teaching religion in a diverse classroom. While many students of other faiths often enrich the conversation and read in ways cradle Catholics have not, it is also a challenge to not offend any of the students own beliefs.

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Playing Time: 4:55 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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