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Rev. Dr. David Tracy Engages with the Question: How Do You Define Religion?
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  • David Tracy, University of Chicago
  • Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
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Rev. Dr. David Tracy discusses his understanding of religion as an extraordinary phenomenon that allows one to see another dimension to life. It poses and responds to limit questions which are outside the capability of other human problem-solving systems.

Playing Time: 2:50 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Rev. Dr. David Tracy is the Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His publications include The Analogical Imagination: Christian Theology and the Culture of Pluralism and On Naming the Present: Reflections on God, Hermeneutics, and Church. Professor Tracy is currently writing a book on God.

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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David Tracy and Alfred Benney. "Rev. Dr. David Tracy Engages with the Question: How Do You Define Religion?" (1999)
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