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The writers and editors podcast of Ad Fontes, a journal of Protestant letters from The Davenant Institute. We don't just think ABOUT the sources; we think THROUGH the sources.

The Ad Fontes Podcast Ad Fontes

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The writers and editors podcast of Ad Fontes, a journal of Protestant letters from The Davenant Institute. We don't just think ABOUT the sources; we think THROUGH the sources.

    "Begotten or Made?" - Chapter 3 (Pt. 3)

    "Begotten or Made?" - Chapter 3 (Pt. 3)

    This week Rhys, Colin, and Jonathan continue the podcast's readthorugh of Begotten or Made?  This time they discuss the relational and procreative good of marriage and how they relate, why IVF is Nietzschean, and what Protestants think of contraception.

    Timestamps
    00:00:00-00:09:38 - intro, recap, the unitive/relation good of marriage
    00:09:47-00:18:47 relation of various goods in marriage
    00:18:57-00:37:51 - why IVF is Nietzschean
    00:38:00-47:00:00 - Protestants and contraception
    00:47:10-end - what we're reading; spotlight; wrap up

    Texts Discussed
    Begotten or Made? by Oliver O'Donovan

    Spotlight
    On the Death of Christ and Other Atonement Writings by John Davenant

    What We're Reading
    Jonathan: The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien
    Colin: Leviathan byThomas Hobbes   
    Rhys: Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts   

    Music
    Intro and Outro:
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    • 1 hr
    So Moderate

    So Moderate

    This week, Rhys and Colin are joined by Davenant House Groundskeeper Jonathan McKenzie to discuss the virtue of moderation. Prompted by Davenant Press's recent publication A Treatise on Christian Moderation, they discuss the philosophical history of moderation, how it relates to both physical and intellectual pursuits, and how it fits into the pursuit of holiness.

    Timestamps
    00:00:00-00:14:00 - intro; defining moderation with Aristotle
    00:14:11-00:32:57 - Joseph Hall and the civil war; physical and intellectual moderation
    00:33:07-00:46:49 - objections to moderation; moderation as an extreme
    00:46:49-end - what we're reading; spotlight; end

    Texts Discussed
    A Treatise on Christian Moderation by Joseph Hall

    Spotlight
    Ad Fontes Winter 2024 print edition available now!

    What We're Reading
    Jonathan: David Pareus and Richard Baxter
    Colin: King Lear by William Shakespeare
    Rhys: Poet of Revolution: The Making of John Milton by Nicholas McDowell

    Music
    Intro and Outro:
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    • 58 min
    Space: The Final Frontier

    Space: The Final Frontier

    Recorded in August 2023, Colin hosts this special live episode with the return of Onsi Kamel and our most featured guest, Colin's brother Justin.

    Colin, Onsi, and Justin discuss a paper Onsi delivered at the Bay Area Thomas Aquinas Society conference on a Thomistic view of "place". Albert the Great, Thomas' mentor, saw close links between metaphysics and his view of place physics - a physics which we now know is outdated. What did he believe about place? Does it hold up today with modern science? Can we salvage anything from medieval views of place and metaphysics?

    Timestamps
    00:00:00-00:11:35 - theology and science; Thomistic physics and metaphysics; place
    00:11:43-00:23:51 - Albert the Great on place; place and form; what the sun does
    00:24:02-end four elements; is space relative or absolute?; why space matters

    Texts Discussed
    De Natura Loci by Albert the Great

    Music
    Intro and Outro:
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    • 51 min
    Made Like the Maker

    Made Like the Maker

    Happy New Year! Rhys and Colin are back together to discuss Made Like the Maker, the second volume in Colin's modernization of Thomas Traherne's Christian Ethics. They talk about who Traherne was, before diving into the nature of Christian ethics, what wisdom of "the whole" means, and Colin's provocative introductory essay to the book.

    Subscribe to Ad Fontes from just $2.50 per month! Gain access to our quaterly print editions and exclusive interviews, and support our work.

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    Timestamps
    00:00:00 – 00:08:31 - welcome; intro to Thomas Traherne
    00:08:40 - 00:22:10 - the nature of Christian ethics
    00:22:21 - 00:27:03 - wisdom and knowledge of the whole
    00:27:13 - 00:42:00 - the spiritual technology of Christian poetics
    00:42:08 - end - what we're reading; spotlight; wrap-up

    Currently Reading
    Colin: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Rhys: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy   


    Texts Discussed
    Made Like the Maker by Thomas Traherne
    "Errantry" by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Spotlight
    Natural Theology: A Biblical and Historical Introduction and Defense (Second Edition) by David Haines

    Music
    Intro and Outro:
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    • 55 min
    Why "The Road" is a Christmas Story

    Why "The Road" is a Christmas Story

    It's a Christmas special! This week, Rhys and Colin discuss an unlikely candidate for a Christmas story: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Is there anything festive to be fount in this famously bleak post-apocalyptic story? Much in every way!

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    Timestamps
    00:00:00 – 00:11:17 - welcome; introduction to The Road
    00:11:28 - 00:21:18 - The Road as a love story; Platonic forms; materialism
    00:21:28 - 00:31:54 - the Word of God; carrying the fire
    00:32:04 -00:46:31 the truth about the world; effeminacy
    00:46:41 - end - what we're reading; Davenant Spotlight, wrap-up

    Currently Reading
    Colin: The Harmonian Man by Charles Fourier
    Rhys: Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon


    Texts Discussed
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    Spotlight
    Give to Davenant's 2023 End of Year fundraising campagin!

    Music
    Intro and Outro:
    Midnight Stroll by Ghostrifter bit.ly/ghostrifter-sc
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    To find out more about The Davenant Institute, visit our website.

    • 57 min
    "Begotten or Made?" - Chapter 3 (Pt. 2)

    "Begotten or Made?" - Chapter 3 (Pt. 2)

    This week, Rhys and Colin continue their readthrough of Begotten or Made? by Oliver O'Donovan. Continuing through Chapter 3, they discuss the realities of artificial insemination by donor, covering the ethics of donor anonymity, and the motives behind AID verses adoption.

    Subscribe to Ad Fontes from just $2.50 per month! Gain access to our quaterly print editions and exclusive interviews, and support our work.

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    Timestamps
    00:00:00 – 00:19:08 Intro; recap; the ends of the procreative organs; representation by effacement or replacement
    00:19:19 - 00:27:29 - donor anonymity
    00:27:41 - 00:47:03 - is AID like adoption?
    00:47:13 - end - What We're Reading; Davenant Spotlight; wrap up

    Currently Reading
    Colin: Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Defining Difference by Audre Lorde   
    Rhys: The Road by Cormac McCarthy   


    Texts Discussed
    Begotten or Made? by Oliver O'Donovan

    Spotlight
    Give to Davenant's 2023 End of Year fundraising campagin!

    Music
    Intro and Outro:
    Midnight Stroll by Ghostrifter bit.ly/ghostrifter-sc
    Creative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported — CC BY-ND 3.0
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    To find out more about The Davenant Institute, visit our website.

    • 57 min

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