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What led you to the Jesuits and an interest in theology?

Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. talks of his process of becoming a Jesuit – from his studies at Santa Clara University as an undergraduate, to his doctoral studies in Paris. His academic focus has been in systematic theology and the social sciences/sociology of religion.

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About the Interviewee:

Rev. Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. is the Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs at Fairfield University. He formerly taught theology at Santa Clara University and has written on a variety of theological topics. He received doctorates from La Sorbonne and Institut Catholique de Paris and specializes in Sociology of Religion and Practical Theology.

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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