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Very glad that this podcast exists. The only reason I gave it four stars is that not every topic is one I’m deeply interested in (no fault of theirs), and sometimes the audio is... imperfect. Shouldn’t five stars mean a thing cannot be improved? Anyway, recommended!

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227
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Thank You

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Excellent

Here is the title

By Clovis the Frank - Aug 29 2019
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Very glad that this podcast exists. The only reason I gave it four stars is that not every topic is one I’m deeply interested in (no fault of theirs), and sometimes the audio is... imperfect. Shouldn’t five stars mean a thing cannot be improved? Anyway, recommended!

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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

1hr 22mins

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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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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/

Event Description:

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

44mins

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Was Luther Right? Indulgences, Purgatory, Saints and All That | Prof. Michael Root

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This talk was hosted as part of the ongoing DC Young Adult's Speaker Series, hosted at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Arlington, VA. The lecture was held on March 11th, 2019 and sponsored by the Thomistic Institute and the Diocese of Arlington. The talk handout is available at: https://thomisticinstitute.org/hand-out-for-prof-michael-root
For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1
Speaker Bio:
Michael Root is Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Root is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and studied at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D. in theology). He was received into the Catholic Church in August, 2010. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification.

Root has been a member of the US and international LutheranCatholic dialogues, the US LutheranUnited Methodist dialogue, the AnglicanLutheran International Working Group, and the AnglicanLutheran International Commission. He served on the drafting teams that produced the LutheranRoman Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.

Apr 04 2019

1hr 9mins

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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

51mins

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Eating God: Can the Eucharist Really be Jesus? | Alexander Pruss

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This lecture was offered at Baylor on November 14th, 2018. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

Dec 31 2018

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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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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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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

1hr 15mins

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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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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

1hr 15mins

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The First Theologians: Who Were the Church Fathers and Why Do They Matter? | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This lecture was written and prepared by Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., and delivered by Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. to our chapter at George Mason on November27th, 2018.

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Jan 24 2019

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Panel Discussion from "Christianity and the Common Good"

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This Panel Discussion was presented at Harvard Law School at the conclusion of a 2-day Conference on "Christianity and the Common Good." Speakers included Prof. Gerard Wegemer (University of Dallas), Prof. J. Budziszewski (University of Texas, Austin), Prof. Gladden Pappin (University of Dallas) Prof. Sarah Byers (Boston College) Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Thomistic Institute), Prof. Jacqueline Rivers (Harvard University) and Prof. Adrian Vermeule (Harvard Law School) with the Keynote offered by Justice Neil Gorsuch (United States Supreme Court)

For more information about upcoming Thomistic Institute events, visit:https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

Nov 07 2018

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Principles of the Moral Life | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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The lecture was given as part of the West Coast Intellectual Retreat held at St. Albert's Priory March 22-24, 2019.
The handout for the lecture can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByaUbskxe22xQTN4X1lGYUREU1hnOGNfYm5CYk1xWmkyMTRz/view?usp=sharing

Presenters:
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute)
Prof. Steven Jensen - University of St. Thomas (Houston)
Fr. John Corbett, O.P. - Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

Conference Titles:
1. Principles of the Moral Life
2. The One Thing Necessary: The Last End and Beatitude
3. Our Good and God: Our Place Within the Greater Good
4. In Us Without Us: The Infused Virtues
5. Beyond Human Means: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Retreat Theme Description:
In the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, all creation proceeds from God and returns to him. With the complication of sin, that return is complicated. In Jesus Christ and through the sacraments, God orchestrates the redemption of sinful man by gradually introducing him into the life of divine communion. And, in that movement, man is engaged not merely as a passive recipient, but also as an agent—as a protagonist.

Given this understanding, questions of morality cannot simply be boiled down to do’s and don’ts. For St. Thomas, the moral life is first about God and then about the way we are called to return to Him. This is what we mean by “the good life.”

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Apr 16 2019

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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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Evangelizing with Your Life | Fr. Damien Ference

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This talk was given at the Thomistic Institute's 8th Annual "Conference for Priests: Evangelizing Your Parish," held July 29th - August 1st, 2019.

The work of evangelization is attractive, but it’s also difficult and perhaps even a bit intimidating. What is more, evangelization can be most challenging at home, within one’s own parish.

Featuring Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP (Province of St. Joseph) Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP (Ecole Biblique), Fr. James Sullivan, OP (Province of St. Joseph), Fr. Damian Ference (Diocese of Cleveland), Fr. Jay Scott Newman (Diocese of Charleston), Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB (Monk of St. Louis Abbey).

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

Sep 11 2019

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The Pursuit of Profound Rest: Friendship, Contemplation, and Work | Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP

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This talk was offered on February 15th, 2019. For more info about upcoming TI events in North America check out, https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/
For events in Europe, visit: https://angelicum.it/thomistic-institute/thomistic-events/

Speaker Bio:
Thomas Joseph White, O.P., entered the Order of Preachers in 2003. His research and teaching have focused particularly on topics related to Thomistic metaphysics and Christology as well as Roman Catholic-Reformed ecumenical dialogue.

He is the author of Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology (Sapientia Press, 2009), The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (The Catholic University of America Press, 2015), Exodus (Brazos Press, 2016), and The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (The Catholic University of America Press, 2017). He has edited several books, and is co-editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera (English edition). In 2011 he was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is currently teaching at the Angelicum in Rome and is the Director of the Thomistic Institute at the Angelcum.

Feb 25 2019

43mins

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Evangelizing With Beauty | Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP

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This talk was given at the Thomistic Institute's 8th Annual "Conference for Priests: Evangelizing Your Parish," held July 29th - August 1st, 2019.

The work of evangelization is attractive, but it’s also difficult and perhaps even a bit intimidating. What is more, evangelization can be most challenging at home, within one’s own parish.

Featuring Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP (Province of St. Joseph) Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP (Ecole Biblique), Fr. James Sullivan, OP (Province of St. Joseph), Fr. Damian Ference (Diocese of Cleveland), Fr. Jay Scott Newman (Diocese of Charleston), Fr. Augustine Wetta, OSB (Monk of St. Louis Abbey).

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

Sep 12 2019

45mins

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Made for Love: Why Do We Exist? |Prof. R.J. Snell

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This lecture was offered at UVA on March 21st, 2019. For more info on upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

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R. J. Snell is Director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life. Prior to his appointment at the Witherspoon Institute, he was for many years Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Program at Eastern University and the Templeton Honors College, where he founded and directed the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good.

He earned his M.A. in philosophy at Boston College, and his Ph.D. in philosophy at Marquette University. Research interests include the liberal arts, ethics, natural law theory, Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ.

He is the author of Through a Glass Darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on Knowing without a God’s-eye View (Marquette, 2006), Authentic Cosmopolitanism (with Steve Cone, Pickwick, 2013), The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode (Pickwick, 2014), Acedia and Its Discontents (Angelico, 2015), and co-editor of Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern (Lexington, 2016) and Nature: Ancient and Modern (Lexington), as well as articles, chapters, and essays in a variety of scholarly and popular venues. He and his family reside in the Princeton area.

Apr 15 2019

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Literature as Philosophy | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This lecture was given by Fr. Gregory Pine, OP for the campus chapter at the University of Maryland on November 13th, 2018.

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Jan 01 2019

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Humans and Other Animals - Are We Rational Enough to Know the Difference? | Dr. Daniel De Haan

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This talk was given on November 20, 2019 at Baylor University.

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Dr. Daniel De Haan is a Research Fellow of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. He is working on the Renewal of Natural Theology Project directed by Professor Alister McGrath. Before coming to Oxford, De Haan was a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge working on the neuroscience strand of the Templeton World Charity Foundation Fellowships in Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences Project, directed by Sarah Coakley. During this postdoctoral fellowship, he conducted research on the intersections of theology, philosophy, and neuroscience in Lisa Saksida’s Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Dec 13 2019

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The Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology of Happiness | Prof. Christopher Kaczor

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This lecture was given at UC Santa Barbara on November 18, 2019.

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Dr. Christopher Kaczor (rhymes with razor) is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and a member of the James Madison Society of Princeton University. In 2015, he was appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life of Vatican City, and he serves as a Consultor to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He graduated from the Honors Program of Boston College and earned a Ph.D. four years later from the University of Notre Dame.

A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Kaczor is a former Federal Chancellor Fellow at the University of Cologne and William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University. He is an award winning author of twelve books including The Gospel of Happiness, The Seven Big Myths about Marriage, A Defense of Dignity, The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church, The Ethics of Abortion, O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor, Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues; Life IssuesMedical Choices; Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love; The Edge of Life, and Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition.

Dr. Kaczor’s views have been in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, National Review, NPR, BBC, EWTN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, TEDx, and The Today Show.

Dec 11 2019

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Through a Glass Darkly - How Certain is Faith? | Prof. Matthew Ramage

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

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Dr. Matthew Ramage is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. He is author, coauthor, or cotranslator of several books, including Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas (Catholic University of America Press, 2013) and Jesus, Interpreted: Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of the Gospels (CUA Press, 2017). Dr. Ramage's articles have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals including Nova et Vetera, Scripta Theologica, Cithara, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review as well as popular online venues such as Strange Notions, The Gregorian Institute, and Crisis. Dr. Ramage has been interviewed by news outlets including the National Catholic Register and First Things and has made periodic appearances on the EWTN programs Catholic Answers Live, Catholicism on Campus, and The Son Rise Morning Show. Dr. Ramage lives in Atchison, Kansas, with his wife, Jennifer, and five children. For more on his work and his CV, visit Dr. Ramage's website www.truthincharity.com.

Dec 10 2019

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Authentic Freedom in the Novels of Graham Greene | Prof. Frederick Bauerschmidt

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This lecture was given at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., on November 13, 2019.

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Dr. Frederick C. Bauerschmidt is Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland and a deacon of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He has published a book on the theology of Thomas Aquinas and the Christian mystical tradition, as well as numerous articles on Catholic life and thought.

Dec 09 2019

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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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Proofs for the Existence of God | Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP

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This lecture was offered at Trinity College, Dublin on November 6, 2019.

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Fr. White is the Director of the Thomistic Institute at the Angelicum. He did his doctoral studies at Oxford University, and has research interests in metaphysics, Christology, Trinitarian theology, and the theology of grace. His books include The Incarnate Lord, A Thomistic Study in Christology (2015) and The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (2017). He is co-editor of the academic journal Nova et Vetera and in 2011 was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. In 2019 Fr. White was named a McDonald Agape Foundation Distinguished Scholar.

Dec 05 2019

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The Dignity of Human Life | Prof. Paul Symington

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This lecture was offered at the University of California, Los Angeles on October 16, 2019.

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Professor Paul Symington graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1998. He received an M.A. in Theology from Northeastern Seminary in 2001 and an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College in 2004. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2007. He then taught for one year at the University of San Francisco before receiving a position in 2008 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

He was a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow at the University of San Francisco and received a NYS Professional Development Award from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2007. He is a member of The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, The American Catholic Philosophical Association, and The American Philosophical Association. His research is mainly focused on areas in metaphysics and medieval philosophy.

Dec 04 2019

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Freedom Beyond Civility | Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP

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This lecture was given by Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, OP (Dominican House of Studies) at Hillsdale College on 4 November 2019.

A native of Louisiana, Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2005. After several years of pastoral work in New York City, Fr. Guilbeau began doctoral studies in moral theology at the University of Fribourg, where he completed a dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of the common good. In addition to his teaching, Fr. Guilbeau serves as senior editor of Aleteia.org (English edition). He is also the current prior of the Dominican House of Studies.

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Dec 03 2019

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Does Science Need Faith? | Fr. Anselm Ramelow, OP:

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This talk was offered at Yale University on October 21, 2019.
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Fr. Anselm Ramelow is a Catholic priest in the Order of Preachers. He is professor of philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley and currently the chair of the philosophy department. He obtained his doctorate under Robert Spaemann in Munich on Leibniz and the Spanish Jesuits (Gott, Freiheit, Weltenwahl, 1997) and did theological work on George Lindbeck and the question of a Thomist philosophy and theology of language (Beyond Modernism? - George Lindbeck and the Linguistic Turn in Theology, 2005).

He contributed articles to the Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophy and essays on topics at the intersection of philosophy and theology, as well as a translation and commentary on part of Aquinas’ De veritate. He continues to work on questions of free will, philosophy of religion (miracles, existence and nature of God) and philosophical aesthetics.

Nov 29 2019

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Is Free Will An Illusion? | Prof. Paul Symington

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This lecture was given at Ohio State University on 16 April 2019.

Paul Symington is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Scholarly Excellence at Franciscan University of Steubenville. His publications include On Determining What There Is (Walter De Gruyter, 2010) and over a dozen peer reviewed articles ranging in topics from philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of science and medieval philosophy. He has also given numerous paper presentations, in topics ranging from medieval metaphysics and teleology in modern science, including talks on prime matter as well as the problem of human death at University of Oxford in 2015.

The power point for this presentation can be found here:
https://tinyurl.com/v88gfv9

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Nov 27 2019

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven | Prof. Sarah Byers

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This lecture was given by Prof. Sarah Byers (Boston College) at Queen's University on 28 October 2019.

Sarah Byers has mainly written on Augustine and Hellenistic philosophy. Her work focuses on the reception of Stoicism in Augustine and in other early Christian figures, but she also works on Plotinus, Apuleius and Victorinus in relation to Augustine.

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Nov 26 2019

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One Of The Trinity Was Crucified | Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

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This lecture was given by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (of the Angelicum) at the University of Oxford on 7 November 2019.

Fr. White is the Director of the Thomistic Institute at the Angelicum. He did his doctoral studies at Oxford University, and has research interests in metaphysics, Christology, Trinitarian theology, and the theology of grace. His books include The Incarnate Lord, A Thomistic Study in Christology (2015) and The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (2017). He is co-editor of the academic journal Nova et Vetera and in 2011 was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. In 2019 Fr. White was named a McDonald Agape Foundation Distinguished Scholar.

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Nov 25 2019

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Is Belief In God Rational? | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This lecture was given at the University of Oklahoma on 23 October 2019.

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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Nov 22 2019

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How To Make A Church 'Look Like' A Church: Architecture As An Image Of Heaven | Prof. Denis McNamara

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This lecture was given by Prof. Denis McNamara (Associate Professor at Benedictine College) at the University of Virginia on 24 October 2019.

Dr. Denis McNamara is Associate Professor of Sacramental Aesthetics and Academic Director at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, a graduate program in liturgical studies founded by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. He holds a BA in the History of Art from Yale University and a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Virginia, where he concentrated his research on the study of ecclesiastical architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Nov 21 2019

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Why Leisure Is Necessary For Human Beings | Prof. Zena Hitz

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This lecture was given at the University of South Carolina on 23 October 2019.

Dr. 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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Nov 20 2019

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St. John Henry Newman on the Complexity of Human Knowledge | Prof. Joshua Hochschild

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This lecture was given at the University of Toronto on 22 October 2019.

Joshua Hochschild is the Monsignor Robert R. Kline Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he’s been elected to serve as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

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Nov 19 2019

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Why Leisure Is Necessary For Human Beings | Zena Hitz

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This lecture was given by Dr. Zena Hitz (St. John's College (Annapolis) at Tulane University on 3 October 2019.

Dr. 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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Nov 18 2019

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The Gift and Fruits of the Holy Spirit | Prof. Eleonore Stump

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This lecture was given at St. Savior's Priory (Dublin) on 9 October 2019.

Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She is also Honorary Professor at Wuhan University and at the Logos Institute, St. Andrews, and she is a Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University. She has published extensively in philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books include her major study Aquinas (Routledge, 2003), her extensive treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (Oxford, 2010), and her far-reaching examination of human redemption, Atonement (Oxford, 2018). She has given the Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen, 2003), the Wilde lectures (Oxford, 2006), the Stewart lectures (Princeton, 2009) and the Stanton lectures (Cambridge, 2018). She is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division; and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Nov 15 2019

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Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France | Prof. Bronwen McShea

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This lecture was offered at Harvard University on 10 October, 2019

Dr. Bronwen Catherine McShea lives in Princeton, New Jersey, where she is an Associate Research Scholar with Princeton University's James Madison Program. With advanced degrees from both Harvard University and Yale University, she is a scholar of European history and of the history of Christianity, with research interests in French culture and overseas imperialism, and Catholic missions across the globe, in the 15th through 19th centuries. Additionally, as a writer, speaker, and artist, McShea is concerned broadly with the Catholic faith as a bearer and shaper of culture.

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Nov 14 2019

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Wendell Berry, Political Philosophy, & the Catholic Intellectual Tradition | Prof. Joshua Hochschild

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This lecture was given at the University of Texas at Austin on 24 October 2019.

Joshua Hochschild is the Monsignor Robert R. Kline Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he’s been elected to serve as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

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Nov 13 2019

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