Thomistic Metaphysics (Podcast)

This segment is a part of the broader discussion which focuses particularly on the Metaphysics of Thomas Aquinas. Thomas’s Metaphysics is thick and, at first, hard to understand; yet wading through his thought is well worth it. Thinking Metaphysically is, according to Thomas, the highest form a thought Philosophy can manage.

Thomism as an Approach to Philosophy (PODCAST)

This is part one of a series on Thomism. Herein we discuss the definition, principles, and doctrines of Thomas Aquinas and his philosophy.

References:

(1) Charles Taylor: A Secular Age. https://www.amazon.com/Secular-Age-Charles-Taylor/dp/1522665056

Taylor’s work is a helpful overview of the distinction referenced in the podcast between the way contemporary man relates to the world and the man in Thomas’s own day.

(2) James F. Anderson, An Introduction to the Metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas. https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Metaphysics-St-Thomas-Aquinas/dp/089526420X

This is a great volume and translation of Thomas’s views on Metaphysics.

 

TGP, S1:EP 7: Philosophy and Literature

 


 

Recommending Reading

“The Stranger” by Albert Camus – https://amzn.to/2yT82Tk

“Aesop’s Fables” – https://amzn.to/2YJvfqc

“Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad – https://amzn.to/33u2soq

“Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan – https://amzn.to/2KvyQzB

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens – https://amzn.to/2GZX5np

“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding – https://amzn.to/2H4jcco

TGP Podcast: Ecclesiastical Dogmatism, Abuse in the Church Pt. 2

 

In this episode we distinguish dogmatism from Dogmatics, discuss apologetics in relation to dogmatism, and relate the ideas of dogmatism, implicit faith, and Christian liberty to abusive systems. Finally, we discuss what Christians should do when confronted with dogmatist systems. The beginning of this episode up until 12:30 discusses philosophical questions related to the idea of dogmatism, the practical facets of Dogmatism, which you may be more interested in, begins at 12:30. Thank you for listening!

Recommended Reading:
Scripture Twisting: 20 Ways the Cults Misread the Bible
Twisted Scripture
Let Us Prey

TGP Podcast: Ecclesiastical Dogmatism: Abuse in the church 1

This episode features host Aaron Lague, Dirk Petterson, and Patrick Steckbeck. Unfortunately, it does not contain an introduction due to processing problems and the editing is sub-par. Nonetheless, we hope you benefit from the discussion about Dogmatism, particularly in the church, and Dogmatism’s practical outflow in the form of manipulation and abuse.