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Dr. John Carmody Engages with the Question: Tell Us About Yourself?
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  • John Carmody, University of Tulsa
  • Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
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Video
Interview Date
8-2-1993
Abstract

Tell us about yourself?

Dr. John Carmody says he is the “second Carmody” after Denise and is a professor at the University of Tulsa. He grew up in Central Massachusetts, where he was raised in a Catholic Irish family; received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and a PhD in religious studies from Stanford University. Dr. Carmody considers himself more a writer than a classroom teacher and he believes that learning happens when you become personally engaged with the subject.

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About the Interviewee:

Dr. John Carmody earned advanced degrees in philosophy from Woodstock College and Boston College, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. More a research/writer than a teacher, his focus was on modern religious thought, world religions, and Roman Catholicism. He was influenced by Bernard Lonergan and Karl Rahner and together with his wife, Dr. Denise Carmody, published over 55 books. He continued to write up until a few days before his death. Among his last books are, Cancer and Faith, published in 1994 and Psalms for Times of Trouble, published in 1995. The work of the Carmodys has been described as ". . . virtually a compendium of contemporary Catholic thought. It ranges from systematic theology to world religions, from spirituality to Christian ethics, from scriptural studies to matters of ecology, peace and justice."

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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John Carmody and Alfred Benney. "Dr. John Carmody Engages with the Question: Tell Us About Yourself?" (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alfred_benney/138/