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1-23-2002

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Is it possible to prove the existence of God?

Historian John O’Malley, S.J. does not think that this is a pertinent question for historians. But he does observe while it isn’t possible to prove God, it is certainly possible to build a plausible argument for such a belief.

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About the Interviewee:

Fr. John O’Malley, S.J. is an historian of religion currently teaching at Georgetown University. Author and Lecturer, his most notable books are The First Jesuits (1993) which has been translated into ten languages, and What Happened at Vatican II (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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