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What was the most important event for the Church in the 20th century?

Dr. Margaret Farley discusses the Second Vatican Council as the most important event of the 20th century. She believes that Vatican II specifically marked the areas of ecclesiology, ecumenism, and liturgy. She is also clear to comment on the difficulty of keeping these developments in the Church alive today, especially for a generation who is unaware of the Church before Vatican II.

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Playing Time: 4:10 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Dr. Margaret Farley, R.S.M., is the Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics at Yale Divinity School. She has been honored with eleven honorary degrees, the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology and is past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. She has written several books and over eighty scholarly articles including Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics.

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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