The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others.
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Thomas Aquinas, Biblical Theologian w/ Dr. Dauphinais
Is Aquinas best described as a philosopher or theologian? What is most notable about his work as a biblical theologian? How does Aquinas understand prophetic revelation and sacra doctrina? What does it mean that, Aquinas holds that the human nature of Christ acts as the instrumental cause of the communication of divine revelation and as the perfection of its reception”? Dr. Dauphinais joins us to discuss these questions and more.
Creation, Simplicity, and Adam & Eve w/ Dr. Levering
What are the divine ideas? How do they relate to creation? What should Catholics believe about the 6 days of creation? Why is it important to believe in Adam and Eve and how can belief in an original couple be harmonized with the genetic evidence? What do you discuss about the atonement in your book on creation? Dr. Matthew Levering joins us to answer these questions as we discuss his book Engaging the Doctrine of Creation.
God: What Every Catholic Should Know w/ Dr. Elizabeth Klein
What is God? What does the Catholic Church teach about the nature of God? How is such teaching supported by Sacred Scripture? Is it still tenable to hold that God is immutable given so much Old Testament language to the contrary? Dr. Elizabeth Klein joins us to tackle these topics and more as we discuss her book God: What Every Catholic Should Know.
Criticism of Modern Biblical Criticism w/ Dr. Jeff Morrow
What are the roots of modern biblical criticism? What do Spinoza have to do with the story? Who was La Peyrere and how did he influence biblical criticism? How did the magisterium respond to modernism and modern biblical criticism? How is Pope Benedict XVI's work helpful here? Dr. Jeffrey L. Morrow joins us to discuss these questions and more.
What is Knowledge? w/ Dr. Tomas Bogardus
What is knowledge? What is the view "explanationism" that Dr. Bogardus defends? How would it account for sensory, memory, or rational knowledge? Can the view explain various pieces of religious knowledge? Can Catholics know that they are saved? Dr. Tomas Bogardus joins us to discuss these questions and more.
The Eucharist w/ Dr. Lawrence Feingold
How is the Eucharist prefigured in the Old Testament? What New Testament texts support Catholic doctrine on the Eucharist? Why should we think the mass is a sacrifice? Didn't Pope Gelasius say that the substance of bread and wine do not change? Doesn't this sacrifice re-crucify Christ or take away from the all-sufficiency of the crucifixion? Dr. Lawrence Feingold joins us to discuss these questions and more as we look at his book The Eucharist.
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With top scholars on every week, this podcast is a must see for those interested in a philosophical case for God’s existence as well as various other apologetical topics.
Great podcast and wonderful guests. Learn something new every episode!