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11-20-1999

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How should students approach the study of religion?

Dr. Christine Bochen discusses how a student should approach the study of religion. She states that a student should think about what religious studies has to do with their interest and career goals. Dr. Bochen explains that a student must also try to identify what ideas and biases they are bringing with them to the study of religion. Lastly she says a student should try to imagine religion as a lived experience, not just a system.

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About the Interviewee:

Dr. Christine Bochen is the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies and professor of religious studies at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She received her doctorate from the Catholic University of America and studies and teaches Roman Catholic theology, feminist theology, American religions, and spirituality with an emphasis on the works of Thomas Merton. Dr. Bochen is a founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society. She is well known for her many publications on Merton.

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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