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Episode 105: Rival Versions of Happiness: Aristotle, Stoics, and Christians

Episode 105: Rival Versions of Happiness: Aristotle, Stoics, and Christians

Episode 105: 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 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 Catholic Studies

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Episode 104: Skojec, Dreher, and Clericalism

Episode 104: Skojec, Dreher, and Clericalism

Episode 104: Skojec, Dreher, and Clericalism IIn 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 – skojecfile.steveskojec.com/p/against-c…ed-religion– Rod Dreher’s response – www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/ca…d-enough/– Marginalization and persecution of orthodox Catholics– “Mere Catholics”– Clericalism– Ecclesiological issues– A desirable life Catholic Studies Academy · Skojec, Dreher, and Clericalism     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!        

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Episode 103: How to be Happy: Aristotle and the Good Life

Episode 103: How to be Happy: Aristotle and the Good Life

Episode 103: 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 Catholic Studies Academy · How to be Happy: Aristotle and the Good Life     Please subscribe to our podcast on

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Episode 102: Defending Natural Theology

Episode 102: Defending Natural Theology

Episode 102: Defending Natural Theology In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss the importance of natural theology. We cover:– Natural Theology hesitancy among Christians– Defining our terms– From Effects to Causes– Common objections– “Ontotheology”– Causal relation transcends genus of effects Catholic Studies Academy · Episode 102: Defending Natural Theology     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google Play to get future episodes!              

Episode 101 – Aquinas Answers: Why did Christ have to Die

Episode 101 – Aquinas Answers: Why did Christ have to Die

Episode 101 – Aquinas Answers: Why did Christ have to Die In this episode, Jason and Dr. Smith discuss a pertinent topic for Holy Week. Why did Christ have to Die? We cover:– St. Thomas and the Summa– Was it “necessary”?– What are the effects of Christ’s Passion and Death?– The exaltation of Christ Summa Tertia Pars, Question 46 – https://www.newadvent.org/summa/4046.htmSumma Tertia Pars, Question 49 -https://www.newadvent.org/summa/4049.htm#article3 Catholic Studies Academy · Aquinas Answers: Why did Christ

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