109 episodes

Podcast by Jason Gale

Catholic Studies Academy Podcast Jason Gale

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Podcast by Jason Gale

    Death: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

    Death: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

    In this episode, Dr. Smith and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss many different aspects of death. We cover:
    - The ancient view of death
    - Life after death in ancient philosophy?
    - The Stoics
    - Greeks, Romans, and Manicheans
    - Energies and Pseudo-science
    - Christianity - Worship a God who is not part of the cosmos
    - Heidegger and Christianity

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Youth Ministry in an Age of Unbelief

    Youth Ministry in an Age of Unbelief

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss serious issues around the youth and belief. We cover:
    - relation-based youth ministry and the problem that people already don't believe
    - is relation based ministry still possible?
    - Trust someone or the message?
    - Secular view of reality – objective and subjective approaches
    - Ways forward for adolescents

    • 59 min
    Freedom in America: A Philosophical Defense

    Freedom in America: A Philosophical Defense

    In this episode, Dr. Bulzacchelli and Dr. Smith discuss freedom as the founder's intended. We cover:
    - The Declaration of Independence
    - Influence of the English Philosophers
    - The Monarchy
    - Progressives’ concept of freedom
    - If we are going to defend American freedom, we need to get it right!
    - Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
    - Private property
    - Scottish Commonsense Realism and Thomas Reed
    - Self-Evidence under attack

    Buy Dr. Smith's Book on Political Philosophy - https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Modern-Political-Ideas-Christians/dp/B08M2BKBR1/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=benjamin+smith+political&qid=1624971760&sr=8-6

    • 56 min
    Rival Versions of Happiness: Aristotle, Stoics, and Christians

    Rival Versions of Happiness: Aristotle, Stoics, and Christians

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss rival points of view of happiness. We cover:
    - Aristotle's idea of happiness
    - The Stoic's view of happiness
    - Christianity's view of happiness
    - Eternal life
    - Happiness in Sacred Scripture
    - John 17:3, Proverbs 3:13-18, Col 3:1-17, Phil 3:8-11

    • 59 min
    Skojec, Dreher, and Clericalism

    Skojec, Dreher, and Clericalism

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss Steve Skojec's article, Rod Dreher's response, and the issue of clericalism. We cover:
    - Steve Skojec's article - https://skojecfile.steveskojec.com/p/against-crippled-religion
    - Rod Dreher's response - https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/catholicism-steve-skojec-has-had-enough/
    - Marginalization and persecution of orthodox Catholics
    - "Mere Catholics"
    - Clericalism
    - Ecclesiological issues

    • 56 min
    How to be Happy: Aristotle and the Good Life

    How to be Happy: Aristotle and the Good Life

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith talk about happiness from a philosophical perspective. We cover:
    - Trying to define happiness
    - Happiness, Actions, Ends, and Goods
    - An end desired for its own sake
    - Imperfect vs perfect ends
    - External goods and virtue
    - A desirable life
    #ThomasAquinas
    #AristotleEthics
    #Happiness

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Very Interesting Topics

I find the topics discussed in the CSA podcasts to be interesting and relevant. I particularly like the balance between the philosophically-focused and theological-focused conversations, of which both categories are certainly enlightening and engaging. All discussions offer the listener much to contemplate.

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