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4-14-1999

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What is the greatest concern for your work?

Rev. Dr. David Tracy discusses the focus of his work of “naming” God. He uses both the idea of the mystery of God and God’s incomprehensibility to articulate who God is and how He can best be named. Through this, he has developed a much deeper understanding for African American theology, liberation theology, mystics, and other minorities that give birth to the many differing faces of God.

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Playing Time: 4:02 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Rev. Dr. David Tracy is the Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His publications include The Analogical Imagination: Christian Theology and the Culture of Pluralism and On Naming the Present: Reflections on God, Hermeneutics, and Church. Professor Tracy is currently writing a book on God.

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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