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Dr. Charles Curran Engages with the Question: Is There a Gap Between Theory and Practice Within the Church?
Is there a gap between theory and practice within the Church?
Dr. Charles Curran discusses the gap between theory and practice in the Church, especially in the area of social justice. He also remarks how key it is that the Church itself put its teaching into practice within its own community.
Curran, Charles E. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Charles Curran Engages with the Question: Is There a Gap Between Theory and Practice Within the Church?" July 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/153
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About the Interviewee:
Rev. Dr. Charles E. Curran is the Elizabeth Scurlock University Chair of Human Values at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Curran is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has authored over three hundred publications on Catholic moral theology, social ethics, and the role of the Church as a moral and political actor in society. His book Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History (Georgetown University Press, 2008) won the American Publisher's Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religion and the First Place Prize in History in the Catholic Press Association Book Awards.
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.