70 episodes

Podcast by Jason Gale

Catholic Studies Academy Podcast Jason Gale

    • Religion & Spirituality

Podcast by Jason Gale

    5 Philosophical Principles of Life

    5 Philosophical Principles of Life

    In this solocast, Dr. Smith discusses 5 philosophical and practical principles to guide life. He covers:
    5 Principles for Practical Living
    - Philosophy is a way of life
    - Augustine, Christianity, and Philosophy
    - The Interior Life
    - 1. Do not react
    - 2. Do not judge
    - 3. Attend to yourself
    - 4. Attend to the present
    - 5. Accept all from God

    • 42 min
    Understanding The Modern Mind

    Understanding The Modern Mind

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss what is called Post Post-Modernism or "Po-Po-Mo". We cover:
    - Kant and Modernism
    - Post Modernism
    - Social Constructs and Objectivity
    - Privileged Discourse
    - Post Post Modernism
    - Critiques of Po-Po-Mo
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    • 58 min
    Sir Roger Scruton And The Uses Of Pessimism

    Sir Roger Scruton And The Uses Of Pessimism

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020), a conservative political Philosopher and author of the book, "The Uses of Pessimism". We cover:
    - Legacy of Roger Scruton
    - Three Principles of Pessimism
    - Pessimism and Optimism
    - The "Best Case Fallacy"
    - The "Born Free Fallacy"
    - The "Utopian Fallacy"

    Roger Scruton "The Uses of Pessimism" - https://www.amazon.com/Uses-Pessimism-Danger-False-Hope-ebook/dp/B0048EKUFY/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=pessimism&qid=1579719169&sr=8-5

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    • 57 min
    Understanding The Trinity

    Understanding The Trinity

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the topic of his upcoming course on the Trinity. We cover:
    - The difficulty of the task
    - The term 'Father' and other male language
    - The difference between 'that' and 'how'
    - The Foundation of the Trinity
    - Three-Personal Relationship with God
    - The difference between solving the mystery and pondering a mystery
    - The vital importance of a good understanding for the rest of theology
    - The Trinity, Salvation, and Communion
    - The Trinity and Baptism

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    • 50 min
    The Totality Of Epiphany

    The Totality Of Epiphany

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Bulzacchelli discuss the feast days of Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord. We cover:
    - Christmas, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord
    - The Magi
    - The Star
    - God uses the Star
    - Eschatological considerations to these feast days

    Mentioned in this podcast: CCC 528 - The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.

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    • 53 min
    Rising to Glory: Repentance and the Way of Heaven (Great Divorce Part 3)

    Rising to Glory: Repentance and the Way of Heaven (Great Divorce Part 3)

    In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith wrap up their conversation on 'The Great Divorce'.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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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.

J.R. Kopera ,

A Thought Provoking Podcast from Some Great Minds

Drs. Smith and Bulzacchelli are two of American Catholicism’s greatest academic minds today. The podcasts, which also include other guests, are always entertaining, thought-provoking, and relevant to current events. Jason Gale, a good teacher in his own right, steers the conversation deftly. Catholic Studies Academy is a great resource for ordinary Catholics to dive deeper into the intellectual tradition of their faith.

Alec.8834 ,

Great content, poor audio

I love the content of this podcast. I really do. Unfortunately, I can hardly ever listen to it because of the audio quality. While the host(s) don’t sound too terribly excited a lot of the time, the hardest part is the quiet, staticky atmosphere that fills my car when I start the podcast. With long work days and long drives, I’m afraid of listening to this podcast on the road for fear of falling asleep.

I think better equipment would benefit this podcast greatly, and that may just take some time. As soon as the quality improves, my rating will change as well.

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