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What contribution have Jesuits made to the Church in America?

Jesuit John O'Malley discusses the contributions that Jesuits have made to American Catholic life. He presents two ideas in depth: higher education and religious journals. Both, he believes, create an "intellectual community" fueled by the Jesuits, who have investigated many different ways of thinking in a large variety of intellectual disciplines.

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Playing Time: 4:45 minutes

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.

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