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OP gang rise up!

By peachtea123 - Mar 23 2020
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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.

iTunes Ratings

293 Ratings
Average Ratings
264
17
7
3
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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The Thomistic Institute

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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 #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.

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

Dec 06 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: Demonstrating the Existence of God | Prof. Ed Feser

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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

Aug 28 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: Does Science Discredit Faith? | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

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This lecture was given April 25th, 2019 at Tulane University. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events.
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.

Jun 21 2019

59mins

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Rank #9: St. Augustine on Friendship with God | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

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This talk was offered for the Aquinas Society of Cincinnati, hosted at St. Gertrude's Priory on March 26th, 2019. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org

Event Description:
St. Augustine of Hippo has vastly influenced Catholic thinking, and is the most quoted theologian in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He was a man always surrounded by friends, and came to have deep insight into friendship—especially with God. This talk will consider St. Augustine’s insights into the Lord’s initiative of friendship with us, and our response to enjoy the Lord.

Jun 26 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 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.

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

Nov 08 2019

55mins

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Rank #11: 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.

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

Nov 25 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: 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.

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

Dec 20 2019

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Rank #13: A Discordant Time: Musical Revolution Since the 1960s | Fr. William Goldin

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This event was hosted by the Aquinas Society of Cincinnati and cosponsored by the Thomistic Institute on October 23rd, 2018. It includes performances by Fr. William Goldin, a trained opera singer and theologian, of pieces by John Cage ("Aria" with "Fontana Mix") and Tchaikovsky.

About the event:
This revolution had a soundtrack. The 1960s saw a tremendous change in music, from the highest forms of opera to the popular songs on the radio. What we hear and sing in church and on our radios has been marked by that revolutionary decade. Fr. Goldin’s presentation will both explain and illustrate how the standards of musical beauty and excellence have changed.

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

Jan 10 2019

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Rank #14: Death as Exodus in the Purgatorio | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This retreat conference was given at the Fall 2019 Intellectual Retreat "Dante and Aquinas: The Theological Vision of the Divine Comedy" held at the Moody Center on 20-22 September 2019.

Presenters at this retreat were Fr. Gregory Pine, OP (Thomistic Institute), Dr. Robert Royal (Faith and Reason Institute), and Fr. Albert Trudel, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception).

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

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #15: 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.

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

Nov 22 2019

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Rank #16: Is the God of the Old Testament Evil? | Prof. Matthew Ramage

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This lecture was given by Prof. Matthew Ramage at Ohio State University on 12 September 2019.

Matthew Ramage's current positions include Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He has authored and translated several books, including the monographs "Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas." His work has appeared in a number of journals including Nova et Vetera, Scripta Theologica, Cithara, Homiletic, and Pastoral Review.

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

Oct 07 2019

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Rank #17: This is My Body: Explaining Transubstantiation | Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P.

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This lecture was given on April 9th, 2019 at Williams College, and was co-sponsored by Williams Catholic. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events

About the Speaker:

Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P., received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 2010, working in theoretical particle physics and subsequently entered the Order of Preachers. He has written and spoken on the relationship of faith and science in a variety of venues, including being a main contributor to the Thomistic Evolution project. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2017 and is currently studying Philosophy at the Catholic University of America.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #18: Karl Barth: A Catholic Appraisal | Bruce Marshall

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The lecture was given at Duke Divinity School on March 21, 2019.

For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1

May 20 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #19: A Pilgrim’s Progress: The Christian Imagination of Flannery O’Connor| Prof. Raymond Hain

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This talk was offered at University of Texas at Austin on March 9th, as the first 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

1hr 7mins

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Rank #20: What is Matter? | Prof. Edward Feser

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This lecture was given at Cornell University on February 11, 2020.

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

Prof. Edward Feser is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College, and has also been a 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/

Feb 24 2020

1hr 24mins

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