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Dr. Martha Reineke Engages with the Question: What Influenced Your Choice to Be a Scholar of Religion?
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  • Martha Reineke, University of Northern Iowa
  • Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
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Video
Interview Date
11-21-1999
Abstract

What influenced your choice to be a scholar of religion?

Dr. Martha Reineke discusses her personal experiences first as majoring in primary education at Earlham College and, influenced by Dr. Len Clarke, changing her program to philosophy and eventually philosophy of religion. She continues to explain how her passion for philosophy led her to Vanderbilt University and eventually a doctorate in philosophy of religion.

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Playing Time: 3:25 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Dr. Martha J. Reineke is a graduate of Earlham College and received her doctorate in philosophy of religion from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the core faculty in the Graduate Program in Women's and Gender Studies as well as a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of Northern Iowa. Her areas of teaching and research expertise include theories of sex and gender, psychoanalytic theory, religion and society, and Existentialism. She is the author of Sacrificed Lives: Kristeva on Women and Violence and has published extensively on the work of René Girard and considers Girard's mimetic theory to be a vital resource for understanding and responding to violence in today's world. She is an advocate for persons with disabilities.

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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Martha Reineke and Alfred Benney. "Dr. Martha Reineke Engages with the Question: What Influenced Your Choice to Be a Scholar of Religion?" (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alfred_benney/235/