Interview Summary

Fr. Richard Rohr is an acclaimed theologian and author of many books included among them Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Things Hidden, and The Divine Dance. Rohr was in Louisville for the 2014 Festival of Faiths, and sat down for an interview with Atkinson at the offices of Interfaith Paths to Peace.

Rohr was born in Kansas and received his master's degree in theology in 1970 from the University of Dayton. He entered the Franciscans in 1961 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1970. He became founder of the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1971 and the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1986 where he serves as founding director and academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. The curriculum of Rohr's school is founded on seven themes developed by Rohr and explored in his book "Yes, And..."

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Interviewee Name

Richard Rohr

Interviewer Name

Morgan C. Atkinson

Interview Partial Date

2014

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