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Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino Engages with the Question: Would People be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?
Would people be religious if they were never going to die?
Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino discusses her thought that if humans were immortal they would not even propose the question of religion. Her own theological effort considers the present state of human life to be normative.
Aquino, Maria Pilar and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "Dr. Maria Pilar Aquino Engages with the Question: Would People be Religious if They Were Never Going to Die?" July 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/40
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About the Interviewee:
Maria Pilar Aquino, S.T.D. teaches at the University of San Diego. She is a Catholic Latina Theologian whose primary areas are liberation theologies, social ethics, and feminist theologies, with special interests in intercultural approaches, conflict transformation, and religious peacebuilding studies. She was co-founder and first woman president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States and has authored more than fifty books and journal articles.
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.