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Best podcast, bar none! that’s not opinion, that’s fact!

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Great informative channel. Only issue is the audio. Speaker often sounds far away, hard to hear.

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259
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2

OP gang rise up!

By peachtea123 - Mar 23 2020
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Best podcast, bar none! that’s not opinion, that’s fact!

Audio

By motel budget inn - Mar 11 2020
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Great informative channel. Only issue is the audio. Speaker often sounds far away, hard to hear.
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Rank #1: Augustine's City of God and the Nature of Politics | Chad Pecknold

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This lecture was delivered by Chad Pecknold (Catholic University of America) to the MIT chapter of the Thomistic Institute on September 18, 2018.

To learn about upcoming Thomistic Institute events visit https://thomisticinstitute.org/events/

Oct 02 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: Tolkien And The Eucharist In "The Lord Of The Rings" | Prof. Peter Kreeft

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This lecture was given by Prof. Peter Kreeft (Boston College) at Rutgers University on 8 October 2019.

Dr. Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and teaches philosophy courses at King’s College. Kreeft is a popular writer of Christian philosophy, theology and apologetics and the author of dozens of books, two of which include The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind the Lord of the Rings and Symbol or Substance: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien.

For more information on this and other events go to https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Oct 30 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #3: Soulmates and Other Myths about the Family in America | Prof. Catherine Pakaluk

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This lecture was given at the University of Utah on 14 November 2019.

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk (PhD, 2010) is an Assistant Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought at the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Ave Maria University. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic social thought, and political economy. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

Pakaluk did her doctoral work at Harvard University under Caroline Hoxby, David Cutler, and 2016 Nobel-laureate Oliver Hart. She has co-authored widely cited articles in social science and epidemiological journals, including Demography, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Beyond her formal training in economics, Dr. Pakaluk studied Catholic social thought under the mentorship of F. Russell Hittinger, and various aspects of Thomistic thought with Steven A. Long. She is a widely-admired writer and sought-after speaker on matters of culture, gender, social science, the vocation of women, and the work of Edith Stein. She lives in Maryland with her husband Michael Pakaluk and their eight children.

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: How To Avoid Being Unhappy: Vices That Undermine Friendship & Flourishing | Prof. W. Scott Cleveland

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This lecture was given to the undergraduate chapter at the University of Virginia on 17 September 2019.

The handout for the lecture can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yxg6f2ty

Dr. Cleveland received his B.A. in philosophy and biblical studies from Taylor University, his M.A.R. in philosophical theology & philosophy of religion from Yale Divinity School, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Baylor University (2014). Before coming to UMary, he conducted postdoctoral research at Saint Louis University on the virtue of intellectual humility.

His research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is especially interested in the study of virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life. For example, he has defended an account of the virtue of courage with focus on its emotional excellences (look here for some of his work). He also has broad interests in metaphysics, theology, the history of philosophy, and the thought of Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas.

He loves discussing these subjects (and almost anything else) with students and is passionate about students coming to understand and appreciate the worth of philosophical understanding both for its own sake and for its contribution to a flourishing, fulfilling, and fruitful life that serves the common good.

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #5: Classical Theism and the Nature of God | Edward Feser

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This talk was offered on January 16, 2019 at Oxford University. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

Organized in partnership with the Aquinas Institute at Blackfriars Hall at the University of Oxford

Speaker Bio:
Prof. Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College and has also served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author of books including Philosophy of Mind (A Beginner's Guide), The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Aquinas (A Beginner's Guide), Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction, NeoScholastic Essays, Five Proofs for the Existence of God, and By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment. He blogs at http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/

Jan 17 2019

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Rank #6: What is the Nature of the Will? | Prof. Edward Feser

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This was the fifth lecture of our 2019 Summer Philosophy Workshop, "Aquinas on Human Action and Virtue." The annual four day conference was cosponsored by the Catholic and Dominican Institute and the Center for Ethics and Culture. The Conference ran from June 19th-23rd at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events

Speakers included:
Fr. James Brent (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception), Fr. Steve Brock (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross), Edward Feser (Pasadena City College), Candace Vogler (University of Chicago) and Fr. Michael Sherwin (University of Fribourg)

Jul 09 2019

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Rank #7: The Psychology of Happiness: Stoicism in the City of God | Prof. Sarah Byers

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This lecture was given at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on November 5, 2019.

For more events and info please visit https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1.

Sarah Byers is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. Her areas of expertise include Augustine, Hellenistic philosophy, and the history of ethics. She received a MA and PhD from the University of Toronto.

May 04 2020

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Rank #8: The Soul of Freedom: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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This lecture was given at Louisiana State University on 4 November 2019.

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

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Dec 20 2019

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Rank #9: Happiness Cannot Be Had Alone | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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This lecture was given at Yale University on 12 February 2020.

Fr. Gregory Pine, OP serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

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Mar 17 2020

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Rank #10: The Motives of the Incarnation: Why Did God Become Man? | Paul Gondreau

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"No greater wonder could be accomplished than that God should become man." So writes St. Thomas Aquinas in his commentary on the Gospel of John. This statement follows a lifetime spent pondering the question of why God became man. If Aquinas fully acknowledges that the Incarnation marks an article of faith, that is, a doctrine that is accepted as true only by an act of faith, he was nonetheless convinced that the mystery of the Incarnation is not only in accord with human reason, it is deeply attractive to the human spirit. To consider the Incarnation a mystery that evokes great "wonder" is to recognize a deep beauty and coherence that is part and parcel of God's having become man.

In today's age, which tends to regard articles of faith as irrational and the Incarnation, in particular, as a myth, Thomas Aquinas has a valuable perspective that merits our close consideration.

This lecture was given by Paul Gondreau (Providence College) on September 11, 2018 to the University of Oklahoma chapter of the Thomistic Institute.

For more upcoming TI events, visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events

Sep 28 2018

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Rank #11: Why Lent? Innocence, Sin, and Redemption | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This talk was given by Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. for the Thomistic Institute's University College Dublin chapter on March 6, 2019.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org.

Mar 08 2019

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Rank #12: What is a Law of Nature? | Prof. Edward Feser

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This talk was delivered at Stanford University on April 17, 2019. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Speaker bio:
Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton.

Jun 07 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #13: Justice Scalia & Thomas Aquinas: Part 1 | Dr. Adrian Vermeule

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Held each summer, The Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship Program supports rising scholars seeking to better understand the Catholic intellectual tradition. Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Institute for Human Ecology, Civitas Dei Fellows spend a week together in Washington DC, examining the search for happiness as a fundamental end of the person and the polis.

The week-long seminar introduced students to foundational themes in philosophy, political theory, and theology, dealing with law, personhood, political life, and the search for happiness. The focus was on an introduction to foundations of political and moral theory of Augustine, Aquinas, and modern constitutional jurisprudence.
Speakers included Dr. Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law School), Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) and Dr. Chad C. Pecknold (Catholic University of America)

For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #14: The Reasons Of The Heart: A Philosophy Of Love | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This lecture was given at the University of Kansas on 30 September 2019.

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

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Nov 08 2019

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Rank #15: Beyond Scientism: Philosophical Knowing | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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This lecture was delivered on October 5, 2018. It was part of an intellectual retreat entitled "Philosophical Realism and the Existence of God."

Nov 08 2018

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Rank #16: Tolkien’s Wizardry: How Metaphysics Molded Middle-Earth | Prof. Robert Koons

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This talk was offered at University of Texas at Austin on March 9th, as the second lecture in a 3 part conference on "The Christian Imagination: Reflections of Flannery O'Connor, J.R.R. Tolkien, & C.S. Lewis."
The lectures offered included:
"A Pilgrim’s Progress: The Christian Imagination of Flannery O’Connor" - Raymond Hain (Providence College)

"Tolkien’s Wizardry: How Metaphysics Molded Middle-Earth, and Middle-Earth Shaped the Post-Modern World" - Robert Koons (University of Texas at Austin)

"The Practice and Theory of Imagination in C.S. Lewis" - Robert Royal (Faith & Reason Institute)

To learn more about upcoming events hosted by the TI, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #17: An Introduction to the Trinity and to the Mystery of Jesus Christ | Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

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This talk was given by Fr. Dominic Legge when he addressed St. Peter's parish on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Oct. 16, 2018.

For more information on our other upcoming events, visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events

Oct 26 2018

1hr 17mins

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Rank #18: The Historicity of Adam | Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP

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This talk was given at Baylor University on March 28th, 2019. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

About the Speaker:

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.E.) in Bioengineering, summa cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania, and then earned his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. in the laboratory of Professor Leonard Guarente, where he was a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was ordained a priest in the Order of Preachers in May of 2004. He completed his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Moral Theology, summa cum laude, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, in 2005, and a Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), magna cum laude, at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, in 2015.

Fr. Austriaco currently serves as Professor of Biology and of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. His NIH-funded laboratory at Providence College is investigating the genetics of programmed cell death using the yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, as model organisms. Papers describing his research have been published in PLoS ONE, FEMS Yeast Research, Microbial Cell, Cell, the Journal of Cell Biology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, among others. In philosophy and theology, his essays have been published in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Theological Studies, Nova et Vetera, The Thomist, Science and Theology, and the Linacre Quarterly. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press in 2011. It was recognized as a 2012 Choice outstanding academic title by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

May 07 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: The Possibility of Perfection | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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This talk was offered at Duke University on January 17th, 2019. For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

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In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord instructs us to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect . . . inspiring on one hand, but daunting on the other. Is it possible to be perfect or are we doomed to despair? Come hear how the universal call to holiness resonates really, truly, and personally in every human heart.

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

Jan 18 2019

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Rank #20: Responding To Contemporary Atheism | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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On July 10th- 14th the Thomistic Institute held our first annual "Student Leadership Conference" at the Dominican House of Studies
on the theme "Faith, Reason, & the Mind’s Ascent to God"

Aquinas offers a robust account of faith and reason, and the way that human beings can come to real knowledge of the divine. Understanding these truths is central not only to the Catholic faith, but to all knowledge of reality because God is the transcendent cause of all being, the source of intelligibility, and truth itself.

PRESENTERS INCLUDED:
Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Thomistic Institute)
Prof. Ed Feser (Pasadena City College)
Fr. James Brent, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception)
and a keynote address by R.R. Reno (First Things)

For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events

Sep 03 2019

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Popular Neuroscience, and Other Political Schemes | Prof. Jeffrey Bishop

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This talk was offered as part of our Thomistic Circles Series, "Neuroscience and the Soul" held at DHS on February 28th & 29th, 2020.

Prof. Jeffrey Bishop is a philosopher, bioethicist, author and the Tenet Endowed Chair of Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. The director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, he is most widely recognized and cited for work in medical ethics as relating to death and dying in addition to contributions in the field of medical humanities. Prof. Bishop is a physician, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Dallas and serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and the Journal of Christian Bioethics for Oxford University Press.

May 29 2020

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Dante On Love's Ordeal And The Ascent Of Purgatory | Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P.

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This talk was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lecture series.

For more information on the Quarantine Lectures and to subscribe, visit us online: thomisticinstitute.org/quarantine-lectures.

May 27 2020

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Freedom, Aquinas, and the Brain | Fr. Anselm Ramelow

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This talk was offered as part of our Thomistic Circles Series, "Neuroscience and the Soul" held at DHS on February 28th & 29th, 2020.

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P. is Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy Department Chair at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA. He holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Munich. At Munich, he studied with Robert Spaemann, and wrote a dissertation titled "Gott, Freiheit, Weltenwahl. Die Metaphysik der Willensfreiheit zwischen Antonio Perez, S. J. (1599-1649) und G.W. Leibniz (1646-1716," investigating the concept of "the best of all possible worlds." In 2018, he published the first comprehensive, article-length overview of Robert Spaemann's thought in Communio. He regularly teaches courses on modern philosophy and theology, covering Leibniz, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, phenomenology, Heidegger, and the linguistic turn in philosophy and theology.

May 25 2020

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Our Lady's Sword: The Holy Rosary and the Battle for Salvation | Fr. John Langlois, O.P.

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This conversation was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lecture series.

For more information on the Quarantine Lectures and to subscribe, visit us online: thomisticinstitute.org/quarantine-lectures.

May 20 2020

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The Intellectual Life of the Mother of God | Prof. Zena Hitz

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This lecture was given at the University of Toronto on March 3, 2020.

About the speaker: Zena Hitz is a Tutor at St. John's College where she teaches across the liberal arts. She is interested in defending intellectual activity for its own sake, as against its use for economic or political goals. Her forthcoming book, Intellectual Life, is rooted in essays that have appeared in First Things, Modern Age, and The Washington Post. Her scholarly work has focused on the political thought of Plato and Aristotle, especially the question of how law cultivates or fails to cultivate human excellence. She received an MPhil in Classics from Cambridge and studied Social Thought and Philosophy at the University of Chicago before finishing her PhD in Philosophy at Princeton.

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May 18 2020

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Immaterial Beings: From Ghosts to Minds | Prof. Therese Cory

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This lecture was given at Yale Graduate School on March 2, 2020.

About the speaker: Therese Scarpelli Cory is the John and Jean Oesterle Associate Professor of Thomistic Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, appointed by Pope Francis in 2019.

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May 15 2020

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Saved on a Turbulent Sea: St. Gregory of Nazianzus on Jesus Christ | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

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This talk was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lecture series.

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May 13 2020

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The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: The Meaning of the Mass | Prof. Paul Gondreau

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This lecture was given at Columbia University on February 12, 2020.

About the speaker: Prof. Gondreau earned his doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, writing under the renowned Thomist scholar Rev. JeanPierre Torrell, O.P. He is professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he teaches/has taught courses on marriage, Christology, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the Church, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and the Catholic thought of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has a published manuscript on Christ's human passions in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and has published numerous essays in the area of Thomistic Christology, Thomistic anthropology, a Thomistic account of human sexuality, and a Thomistic theology of disability. He is associate editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera, and has served as a consultant to the USCCB's committee on marriage and family.

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May 11 2020

1hr 7mins

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Searching for Happiness: Pathfinding and Pitfalls | Prof. W. Scott Cleveland

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This lecture was given on February 18, 2020 at the University of Kansas.

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Prof. W. Scott Cleveland is Director of Catholic Studies and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND). His research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is especially interested in the study of the virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life. His work has appeared in journals such as American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Res Philosophica, Religious Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online, and the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

May 08 2020

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He Is Risen: God’s Mercy and the Resurrection Appearances of Jesus | Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.

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This talk was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lecture series.

For more information on the Quarantine Lectures and to subscribe, visit us online: thomisticinstitute.org/quarantine-lectures.

May 06 2020

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The Psychology of Happiness: Stoicism in the City of God | Prof. Sarah Byers

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This lecture was given at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on November 5, 2019.

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Sarah Byers is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. Her areas of expertise include Augustine, Hellenistic philosophy, and the history of ethics. She received a MA and PhD from the University of Toronto.

May 04 2020

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Should We Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide? | Prof. John Keown and Dr. Joseph Marine

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This lecture was given at Johns Hopkins University on February 17, 2020.

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Dr. John Keown is the Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. He graduated in law from Cambridge and took a doctorate in law at Oxford, after which he was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple). After a spell teaching medical and criminal law at the University of Leicester, he became the first holder of a lectureship in the law and ethics of medicine at Cambridge, where he was elected to a Fellowship at Queens' College and, later, a Senior Research Fellowship at Churchill College. In 2015 he was made a Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Oxford in recognition of his contribution to law and bioethics.

He has published widely in the law and ethics of medicine, specializing in issues at the beginning and end of life. The second and heavily revised edition of his widely acclaimed book Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. His research has been cited by distinguished bodies worldwide.

Joseph Marine, MD, MBA, FACC, FHRS, is a board-certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who practices primarily at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds appointments as Vice-Director of the Division of Cardiology and Section Chief of Cardiology for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. He trained at UC San Francisco Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston University Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Marine has lectured widely on a variety of arrhythmia topics and has served as a co-director of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course for 10 years.

May 01 2020

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Living a Life of Divine Worship | Fr. Michael O'Connor, O.P.

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This talk was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lecture series.

For more information on the Quarantine Lectures and to subscribe, visit us online: thomisticinstitute.org/quarantine-lectures.

Apr 29 2020

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Aquinas on the Moral Development of Friendship | Prof. Craig Titus

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The full title of this lecture is "Aquinas on the Moral Development of Friendship: Love as a Contribution to Mental Health Practice." It was given at a conference on "Love, Friendship, and Happiness," co-sponsored with the Scala Foundation and the Aquinas Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary on February 15, 2020. This conference featured Prof. Erika Kidd (University of St. Thomas), Prof. Craig Titus (Divine Mercy University), Prof. Anna Moreland (Villanova University), and Dr. RJ Snell (The Witherspoon Institute).

Speaker Bio: Dr. Craig Steven Titus, S.T.D., Ph.D teaches the integration courses pertaining to the nature of the human person; practical reason and moral character; and marriage and family life at Divine Mercy University. In addition to these areas, his research interests include virtue theory, emotional and moral development, psychology of virtue, and the integration of psychological sciences, philosophy, and theology.

His book, Resilience and the Virtue of Fortitude: Aquinas in Dialogue with the Psychosocial Sciences (CUA Press, 2006), sets up a dialogue between virtue theory and the psychological research on resilience and overcoming difficulty. He has published numerous articles. He is co-editor of The Pinckaers Reader: Renewing Thomistic Moral Theology (CUA Press, 2005) and editor of nine other books.
Dr. Titus previously worked as Researcher and Instructor at the University of Fribourg, where he served as Vice-Director of the St. Thomas Aquinas Institute for Theology and Culture and Vice-Director of the Servais Pinckaers Archives.
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Apr 27 2020

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Chance or Purpose? God's Providence and the Christian Worldview | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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This lecture was given at the United States Military Academy on February 11, 2020.

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Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. He served previously as an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.

Apr 25 2020

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The Remedy for Confused Kenoticism: Aquinas as a Kenotic Theologian | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

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This lecture was given at a conference co-sponsored by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute entitled "Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology" in February 2020.

Bruce Marshall (Southern Methodist University) and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP (Angelicum) were this conference’s keynote speakers. Other speakers include: Prof. Richard Bauckham (University of St. Andrews), Prof. Oliver Crisp (University of St. Andrews), Nathan Eubank (University of Notre Dame), Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP (École biblique et archéologique fraçaise de Jérusalem) Fr. Dominic Langevin, OP (Dominican House of Studies), Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Dominican House of Studies), Fr. Guy Mansini, OSB (Ave Maria University), Prof. Matthew Ramage, (Benedictine College) and Daria Spezzano (Providence College).

About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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Apr 22 2020

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Is the Coronavirus a Punishment from God? | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

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This talk was livestreamed from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the Thomistic Institute's Quarantine Lecture series.

For more information on the Quarantine Lectures and to subscribe, visit us online: thomisticinstitute.org/quarantine-lectures.

Apr 21 2020

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St Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law: The Contemporary Relevance of a Medieval Idea | Prof. Kenneth Kemp

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This lecture was given at Florida State University on February 4, 2020.

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Kenneth W. Kemp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Fellow of that University’s Center for Catholic Studies. His education includes an M.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science as well as a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His research work has included ethics (in particular questions of morality and war) and historical and philosophical inquiry into the relations between science and religion (with a particular focus on the theory of evolution).

Apr 20 2020

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The Virgin Mary and the Church: The New Eve | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

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This lecture was given at Harvard University on February 19, 2020.

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Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is Master of Students and Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies, in Washington, DC. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology (History of Christianity) in 2010 from the University of Notre Dame. His short studies appear in such journals as Vigiliae Christianae, Augustinianum, International Journal of Systematic Theology, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Communio, and Angelicum and in books published by Catholic University America Press, Ignatius Press, Oxford University Press, and Sapientia Press. Additionally, he is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies), Oxford University Press, 2013, and the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, Hillenbrand Books, 2015. He is currently at work on long projects related to Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, a general introduction to patristic theology, and a select theological appraisal of patristic preaching as a resource for revitalizing preaching today.

Apr 17 2020

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Poetry, Philosophy, and the Sacred: An Example by G.M. Hopkins | Prof. Kevin Hart

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This lecture was given at Hillsdale College on 26 February 2020.

About the speaker: Kevin Hart is the Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia where he also holds professorships in the Departments of English and French. His most recent scholarly books include Kingdoms of God (Indiana UP, 2014) and Poetry and Revelation (Bloomsbury, 2017). Among the books he has edited are JeanLuc Marion: The Essential Writings (Fordham UP, 2013) and The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas between Jews and Christians(Fordham UP, 2010). He is currently editing the fifth volume of a multivolume series The Bible and Literature, which will appear with Bloomsbury in 2020. His poetry is gathered in Wild Track: New and Selected Poems (Notre Dame UP, 2015) and Barefoot (Notre Dame UP, 2018). Among other honors, he holds an honorary doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Institut Catholique de Paris.

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Apr 15 2020

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