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One of the best philosophy podcasts and the best Thomistic one

By heythankslou - Jul 08 2019
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This is no doubt one of the most intellectually stimulating Catholic podcasts out and the best one dealing with Thomas Aquinas and the modern world. This is setting the pace.

Grateful for the Thomistic Institute

By adam from the mountains - Jul 07 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful effort to bring lectures of outstanding quality to the podcast realm. You’ve shared beautiful insights and ideas with us, thereby enriching our lives and inviting us to a greater relationship with all things good, true and beautiful, and with the Giver of all gifts. Thanks so much!

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202 Ratings
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181
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6
2
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One of the best philosophy podcasts and the best Thomistic one

By heythankslou - Jul 08 2019
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This is no doubt one of the most intellectually stimulating Catholic podcasts out and the best one dealing with Thomas Aquinas and the modern world. This is setting the pace.

Grateful for the Thomistic Institute

By adam from the mountains - Jul 07 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful effort to bring lectures of outstanding quality to the podcast realm. You’ve shared beautiful insights and ideas with us, thereby enriching our lives and inviting us to a greater relationship with all things good, true and beautiful, and with the Giver of all gifts. Thanks so much!
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Rank #1: Rendering What is Due | Dr. Chad Pecknold

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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)

You can access the hand out for this lecture here: https://thomisticinstitute.org/hand-out-chad-pecknold-civitas-dei-2019

For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events
Aug 09 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #2: An Introduction to St. Augustine (Pt. 1) | Joseph Capizzi

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This talk was offered on July 16th as part of the Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship program. For more information on future events, visit our website at: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events/?view=calendar&month=September-2018
Aug 27 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #4: Philosophy, Beauty, and Music | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

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This lecture was given by Fr. Gregory Pine, OP, for our chapter at UT Austin on March 27th, 2019.

About the Speaker:

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.
Mar 29 2019
46 mins
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Rank #5: The Wisdom of St. Catherine in Times of Crisis | Sr. Mary Madeline Todd OP

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This talk was offered on October 4th, 2018 at Harvard University.
For more information on the Thomistic Institute's upcoming events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

Speaker Bio: Sr. Mary Madeline Todd is a Dominican Sister of Saint Cecilia Congregation, serving as Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. She studied theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and earned her doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She writes and speaks on spiritual and moral theology, especially on the dignity of the human person in Christ.
Nov 27 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #6: Evil and the Goodness of God | Gloria Frost

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This lecture was offered at Williams College on September 19th, 2018 by Professor Gloria Frost.

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Gloria Frost is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Her areas of research are medieval philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and the history of science. She is an assistant editor for the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly and on the executive councils for the American Catholic Philosophical Association and the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. She is married to Jake Frost, author of "Catholic Dad" and the "Happy Jar," and they have four children.
Oct 22 2018
33 mins
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Rank #7: Ross Douthat– "America's Three Worldviews"

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Ross Douthat delivered this lecture at Yale Law School on October 26, 2017. The full title of the lecture is "America's Three Worldviews: Religious Conflict and Convergence in a Post-Christian Republic."
Jun 01 2018
52 mins
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Rank #8: 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
43 mins
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Rank #9: 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.”

For more info about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1
Apr 16 2019
55 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #11: The Goodness of the Common Good | Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau O.P.

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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)

You can access the hand out for this lecture here: thomisticinstitute.org/hand-out-chad…itas-dei-2019

For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: www.thomisticinstitute.org/events
Aug 07 2019
54 mins
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Rank #12: 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
44 mins
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Rank #13: Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers for the Renewal of Theology | Fr. Andrew Hofer OP

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This lecture was given at Duke by Fr. Andrew Hofer OP (Dominican House of Studies) on October 25th, 2018.

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

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas, and studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph, and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed the Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity (specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology) and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears 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 and Ignatius Press. 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.
Dec 11 2018
55 mins
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Rank #14: What Do the Saints Do for Eternity? The Activity of Heaven | Michael Root

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This lecture was offered at NYU on November 10th, 2018. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/

The hand out for this lecture is available at: thomisticinstitute.org/hand-outs-for-the-immortality-conference
Dec 28 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #15: St.Thomas & the Meaning of Love: Human and Divine Friendship | Fr. Gregory Pine OP

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This talk was offered as the second of a 2 part series at NYU on the "Wisdom of Aquinas." The first talk on "Love, Passion and Affection" is also available on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/st-thomas-the-meaning-of-love-love-passion-affection-fr-gregory-pine-op

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

Speaker Bio:
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. serves presently as Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute. 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.
Dec 17 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #16: The Novelty of Transubstantiation: The Presence of Christ in the Eucharist | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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This was one of the lectures from our 2019 Summer Science Conference, "Novelty in Nature: Scientific and Philosophical Understanding of Flux and Chance in the Natural World."

Conference Theme:
Modern science consistently presents us with new and surprising truths about the natural world, particularly about how new things come to be, whether stars and galaxies, plants and animals, or chemical and physical structures. In many ways this creativity and flux in nature might seem antithetical to the classical picture of nature that Aquinas inherited from Aristotle. The theme for the second annual Thomistic Institute symposium on modern science and Thomistic philosophy, “Novelty in Nature: Scientific and Philosophical Understanding of Flux and Change in the Natural World,” touches on this question. Expert scientists and philosophers will discuss whether Thomistic philosophy is compatible with our modern scientific view of nature and how the two might enrich one another. The symposium is primarily intended for graduate students in the sciences and the philosophy of science and will include introductory sessions on basic of Thomistic philosophy of nature in its own day and in the history of science.

2019 Featured Speakers:

Karin Oberg (Harvard University), Robert Koons, (University of Texas), Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, (Providence College), Marissa March (University of Pennsylvania), Fr. James Brent, OP, (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception), Thomas McLaughlin (St. John Vianny Theological Seminary), Matthew Gaetano (Hillsdale College), Dr. Brian Carl (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception).
Jul 15 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #17: 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
40 mins
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Rank #18: Aquinas's Reception of Aristotle | Reinhard Hütter

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This lecture was given to a small student seminar at Duke University on October 5th, 2018. For more information about upcoming TI events, visit: https://thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/
Speaker Bio:

Dr. Reinhard Huetter is Ordinary Professor of Fundamental Theology at the School of Theology and Religious Studies of The Catholic University.

Professor Huetter is a native of Lichtenfels, Germany. He received his Dr. theol. (summa cum laude) in 1990, and his Habilitation in 1995, both from the University of Erlangen. He taught for nine years theological ethics and systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and for seventeen years systematic theology at Duke University Divinity School. In 2004, he and his wife entered into the full communion of the Catholic Church.

His teaching and research focuses on fundamental theological questions of the relationship between faith and reason, nature and grace, revelation and faith, theology and philosophy, dogma and history, on questions of theological anthropology (grace and freedom), and the theology and epistemology of faith. He has an abiding interest in the thought of Thomas Aquinas and has, in more recent years, developed also an intense interest in the thought of John Henry Newman.

Huetter is the author of numerous books, most recently Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2012) and Divine Happiness: Aquinas on the Journey to Beatitude, the Ultimate Human End (forthcoming 2018) and has contributed numerous chapters to handbooks and edited collections. He is presently working on a theological commentary on Psalm 119, a small book on John Henry Newman, and a theological treatise on Doctrine: Its Nature and Development.
Dec 12 2018
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Rank #19: The Need for Catholic Intellectuals Today | Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

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This talk was given on February 7th, 2018 at St. Saviour's Church, Dublin. For more information about upcoming TI events in North America visit: thomisticinstitute.org/events-1/
For Europe, visit: angelicum.it/thomistic-institute/thomistic-events/

Speaker Bio:

Fr. Thomas Joseph 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.
Feb 13 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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