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Episode 114 – Aquinas on Predestination

Episode 114 – Aquinas on Predestination

Episode 114 – Aquinas on Predestination In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the topic of predestination in the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. We cover: Principles of Predestination– God is the cause of every perfection, including the good of order to an end (means and end)– Providence is God’s plan for the good of order – Providence presupposes the intention/ will of God– Everything subject to God’s infallible providence– The gravity of sin

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Episode 113 – Divine Providence: The Infallible Plan of God

Episode 113 – Divine Providence: The Infallible Plan of God

Episode 113 – Divine Providence: The Infallible Plan of God In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the difficult but important topic of Divine Providence from the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Does God have a plan for us? Does God’s plan ever fail? Listen and find out! We cover:– Principle of Causality– First and Second Causes– Important Corollaries– What is subject to God’s Providence– Providence and Evil– Does God cause Evil?– Does Providence

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Episode 112 – Lessons from the Trial and Death of Socrates

Episode 112 – Lessons from the Trial and Death of Socrates

Episode 112 – Lessons from the Trial and Death of Socrates In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss lessons to be learned from the trial and death of Socrates. We cover:– Historical background– Transition to democracy from Aristocracy– The Sophists, rhetoric, and relativism– The Socratic method.– The importance of asking questions– The Trial– Philosophy helps the city– Is there a tension between politics and philosophy? Catholic Studies Academy · Lessons from the Trial And

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Episode 111 – The Political Responsibility of Christians

Episode 111 – The Political Responsibility of Christians

Episode 108 – Death: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives In this episode of Take Every Thought Captive, Dr. Smith and Dr. Bulzaccelli discuss the role that Christians should play in the political sphere. What kinds of policies should Chrsitians support? What are the obligations of the Christian to the state? How is the political community related to the kingdom of God? These and other questions are addressed in this deep dive discussion. We cover:– Eschatology, Christian

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Episode 110 – The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living: Why Philosophy is Necessary for Life

Episode 110 – The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living: Why Philosophy is Necessary for Life

Episode 110 – The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living: Why Philosophy is Necessary for Life In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the necessity of philosophy. We cover:– Socrates “The unexamined life is not worth living.”– What does philosophy do for the human person?– Ultimate questions– The big three categories– Place of Science– Where do I begin?– Do I love wisdom or do I want to be foolish? Catholic Studies Academy · The

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