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How do you resolve doubtful issues?
Dr. Margaret Farley discusses what she believes are two extreme reactions to doubt. The first she identifies as cynicism, and apathy, because as humans we realize the impossibility of ever understanding anything fully. The second she identifies as the radical reaction of those who force themselves to believe obsessively.
Farley, Margaret R.S.M. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Margaret Farley, R.S.M. Engages with the Question: How Do You Resolve Doubtful Issues?" September 1999. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/126
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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.