The American Scholars of Religion Project, begun in 1998, is a video oral history; it is a collection of short commentaries or vignettes that preserve and illustrate the thinking and scholarly personality of a diverse sample of American scholars of religion. In these video clips we can watch a scholar at work and come to understand that scholarship is often the struggle to understand the question rather than posit an often simplistic answer. The collection represents a wide range of scholarship in America on the topic of religion at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
This video project is ongoing; completed videos will be added regularly and new videos continue to be created.
This video project was conceived, created and produced by Dr. Alfred Benney. Dr. 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. For more information about this video project, contact Dr. Benney at Benney@fairfield.edu.
Browse the American Scholars of Religion Video Collection:
- Challenges of Institutional Religion
- Definition of Religion
- Feminism/Role of Women
- God’s Existence
- Immortality and Belief
- Morality/Ethical Principle
- Problem of Evil
- Religious Piety
- Social Justice
- Special Interests of Scholars
- Teaching Religion