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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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Episode 100: How to Deepen Your Faith

Episode 100: How to Deepen Your Faith

Episode 100: How to Deepen Your Faith In our 100th episode, Jason, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Bulzacchelli talk about the importance of faith and how they deepen their own faith.– What is faith and why it is important– The importance of deepening your faith– Good guides– Who have been our guides in our faith. Catholic Studies Academy · Episode 100: Deepen Your Faith Podcast     Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Google

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