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Into Theology is a podcast that invites you to read great works of theology to know and enjoy god and his creation. To find readings plans and to learn more, visit ca.thegospelcoalition.org.

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Into Theology is a podcast that invites you to read great works of theology to know and enjoy god and his creation. To find readings plans and to learn more, visit ca.thegospelcoalition.org.

    Into Theology 82: Persons in God (ST I.Q29)

    Into Theology 82: Persons in God (ST I.Q29)

    In this episode, Ian Clary and Wyatt Graham discuss divine persons in Thomas Aquinas's Summa. They talk through why Thomas thinks the word person eminently applies to God, and how it is fitting to use of God, even if the Bible does not use that term. Here is a link to the article I wrote on God's processions, relations, and persons to clarify things from the last episode: https://wyattgraham.com/god-two-processions-four-relations-three-persons/.

    • 44 min
    Into Theology 81: Relations in God (ST I.Q28)

    Into Theology 81: Relations in God (ST I.Q28)

    In this episode, Wyatt and Ian stumble along trying to keep up with Thomas Aquinas as he explains how the Father, Son, and Spirit relate to one another while remaining the one God of Israel. The Bible tells us that the Father is the Father of the Son, and the Son of the Father. So they are distinct yet both remain the one God. How can we talk about this? Thomas summarizes the theological explanation of this reality through his discussion on relations in God. The key is that the word "generation" refers to the procession of the Son, while filiation and paternity describe the relation of Father and Son. But for the Spirit, there is no proper name for the relation. Both the procession and relation use a common word. So the pairing for the Spirit if spiration from the Father and Son and procession (the common term) of the Spirit from both.  Emery writes: "It gives us paternity (the relation of the Father to the Son), filiation (the relation of the Son to the Father), the spiration of the Holy Spirit (the relation of the Father and the Son in respect to the Holy Spirit), and the procession of the Holy Spirit (the relation of the Holy Spirit in respect to the Father and the Son)" (Aquinas, 99–100). He further explains: “Thomas comes back to the linguistic problem which we have in talking about the procession of the Holy Spirit: we must use a common name (‘procession’) to designate both the origin proper to the Holy Spirit and the relations springing from this origin. Whereas, when we are speaking about the mutual reference of the Father and the Son, we can make a linguistic distinction between the procession (‘generation’) and the relations which it founds, (‘paternity’ and ‘filliation’), linguistic constraints compel us to designate the relations by the procession and the action themselves (‘procession’ and ‘spiration’)” (Aquinas 101). 

    • 42 min
    Into Theology 80: Divine Procession of the Will, the Love of the Spirit (ST I.Q27)

    Into Theology 80: Divine Procession of the Will, the Love of the Spirit (ST I.Q27)

    In this episode, Ian and Wyatt talk about the procession of the will in God, namely, that Love of God which we call the Holy Spirit.

    Into Theology 79: Divine Processions (ST I.Q27)

    Into Theology 79: Divine Processions (ST I.Q27)

    In this episode, Wyatt and Ian discuss divine processions, which refer to the how the Father, Son, and Spirit relate to one another. This section of the Summa Theologiae prepares us to talk about the "relations of origin" in God as well as the persons of God: Father, Son, and Spirit.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Into Theology 78: Providence and Predestination (ST I.Q22-23)

    Into Theology 78: Providence and Predestination (ST I.Q22-23)

    In this episode, Ian and Wyatt discuss Providence and Predestination in Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae---Book 1, Questions 22 to 23. 

    • 46 min
    Into Theology 77: On the Love and Mercy of God (ST I.Q20-21)

    Into Theology 77: On the Love and Mercy of God (ST I.Q20-21)

    In this episode, Wyatt and Ian (who pretends to be Matthew Mcconaughey) talk about the Love and Mercy of God in Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae---Book I.Q20-21.

    • 42 min

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A mark of a leader is their ability to recommend good books. Canadian Wyatt Graham is exactly this and has encouraged me to open up the ones that have proved their merit over centuries. And Ian Clary brings immense knowledge! Into Theology has opened up Augustine’s Confessions for me (and helped me realize that I was reading an outdated translation!). You can still benefit from the podcast even if you haven’t read the book/chapter they’re discussing since they do lots of quote-reading, etc.. great pod.

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