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Who has been most influential in your work in ethics?

Dr. Margaret Farley discusses her appreciation for two modern scholars of ethics that have influenced her. First she expresses gratitude for Jules Toner, S.J., who taught undergraduate courses at the University of Detroit. She also expresses appreciation for her dissertation director at Yale, James Gustafson. Farley mentions the influence of other great thinkers that have affected her thinking such as Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Theresa of Avila, and Karl Rahner, S.J., who have explored the same questions she finds worth exploring.

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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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