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Dr. Michael Horan discusses the problems one faces when attempting to define religion, including the difference between religion and spirituality. He then gives his preferred definition of religion and speaks about what it means in relation to his definition of spirituality.

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About the Interviewee:

Dr. Michael Horan received both his Masters and Doctorate in Religion and Religious Education from the Catholic University of America. He is a Professor of Religious Education and Pastoral Theology and Graduate Program Director at Loyola Marymount University. He is interested in the preparation of lay ministers for leadership in the Catholic Church. Dr. Horan is an author of two works on the General Directory for Catechesis, numerous articles and essays and is a contributing author of Blest Are We, the parish and school religious education series published by Silver Burdett Ginn.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and taught 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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