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Can you prove the existence of God?

Dr. Margaret Farley discusses the impossibility of “proving” the existence of God, but she supports efforts to “demonstrate” God’s existence. She speaks of a framework in which humans define their lives individually, and how often this framework includes the existence of God, whether He is proven or not. For Farley, the question of proving God also implies the question of “proving” that God doesn’t exist as well.

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Playing Time: 4:01 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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