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Dr. Charles Curran Engages with the Question: How Can You Explain the Development of Vatican II?
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  • Charles E Curran, Southern Methodist University
  • Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
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Video
Interview Date
7-11-2002
Abstract
How can you explain the development of Vatican II? Dr. Charles Curran discusses the development of the Second Vatican Council as the result of years of progress in scriptural, liturgical and catechetical thinking and praxis. Movements in Europe as well as the U. S. that focused on the laity – lay spirituality as well as leadership – set the stage for the advances made in this famous event.
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Playing Time: 2:37 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Rev. Dr. Charles E. Curran is the Elizabeth Scurlock University Chair of Human Values at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Curran is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has authored over three hundred publications on Catholic moral theology, social ethics, and the role of the Church as a moral and political actor in society. His book Catholic Moral Theology in the United States: A History (Georgetown University Press, 2008) won the American Publisher's Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religion and the First Place Prize in History in the Catholic Press Association Book Awards.

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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Charles E Curran and Alfred Benney. "Dr. Charles Curran Engages with the Question: How Can You Explain the Development of Vatican II?" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alfred_benney/63/