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4-14-2002

Abstract

Can you comment on Catholic Social Teaching in America?

Theologian Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. discusses the advantages of being in a community of Jesuits that support one other in opposition to the overwhelming call of individualism in American society. He suggests that people thrive best and learn in relationships with each other, and this is most certainly experienced throughout the Jesuit community.

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Playing Time: 4:27 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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