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6-21-2000

Abstract

What is your greatest scholarly concern?

The Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes explains the passion for her work as a scholar and minister, which is the better treatment of people as human beings. She is a firm believer in that her performance as an academic needs to be demonstrated in her own actions and ministry: that good theology promotes good ministry and an active pursuit of justice.

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Playing Time: 5:37 minutes

About the Interviewee: Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes

Rev. Townes is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School. Her teaching and general research interests focus on Christian ethics, womanist ethics, critical social theory, cultural theory and studies, as well as on postmodernism and social postmodernism. Among her many publications are Breaking the Fine Rain of Death: African American Health and a Womanist Ethic of Care; Womanist Justice, Womanist Hope; and In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality as Social Witness. She served as president of the American Academy of Religion in 2008.

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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