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Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. Engages with the Question: What Is Your Central Interest in Catholic Theology?
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  • Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Fairfield University
  • Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
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What is your central interest in Catholic Theology? Jesuit Paul Fitzgerald explains his focus in his study of Catholic Theology. He is interested in the lived faith of the laity of Church, as much as the work and thought of great thinkers. He is particularly invested in looking at the Church’s current situation in light of the sexual abuse crisis, and how both Church hierarchy and the faithful are reacting to it.

Playing Time: 2.17minutes

About the Interviewee:

Rev. Dr. Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. is the Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs at Fairfield University. He formerly taught theology at Santa Clara University and has written on a variety of theological topics. He received doctorates from La Sorbonne and Institut Catholique de Paris and specializes in Sociology of Religion and Practical Theology.

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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Paul J. Fitzgerald and Alfred Benney. "Paul Fitzgerald, S.J. Engages with the Question: What Is Your Central Interest in Catholic Theology?" (2002)
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