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    Dean for Religious Life

    William L. "Scotty" McLennan is the University's dean for religious life. He talks about Mem Chu, the many religions at Stanford, his Stanford-grad kids, his unusual combination of Harvard degrees (a master of divinity and a J.D.), and his new book, "Jesus Was a Liberal." Excerpts:            

     

    YOU'RE OFFICIALLY "WILLIAM L. MCLENNAN JR." WHERE DID THE SCOTTY COME FROM?

    It's just an ethnic name for somebody with Scottish heritage. I'm about the fourth generation of William L. McLennans. So when my father named me William, they decided they didn't want another Bill. I was nicknamed after my uncle, who was nicknamed Scotty, who was killed in the Second World War. His name actually was George, though!

    YOU WERE UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN AT TUFTS FROM 1984 TO 2000 AND A SENIOR LECTURER AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR 10 OF THOSE YEARS. WHA...

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