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What is the central focus of your scholarship?
Jesuit John O'Malley introduces himself as a scholar of Religion, whose self title "Historian of Religious Culture" exemplifies his passion. His area in particular is the connection between religion and Renaissance art and culture.
O'Malley, John S.J. and Benney, Alfred. Created by Alfred Benney. "John O'Malley, S.J. Engages with the Question: What is the Central Focus of your Scholarship?" January 2002. DigitalCommons@Fairfield. Web. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/asrvideos/6
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About the Interviewee:
Fr. John O’Malley, S.J. is an historian of religion currently teaching at Georgetown University. Author and Lecturer, his most notable books are The First Jesuits (1993) which has been translated into ten languages, and What Happened at Vatican II (2008).
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.