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The Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought was founded by Catholic scholars at the University of Chicago in 1997 to bring the light of Christ and the Catholic intellectual and spiritual tradition to the secular academy and the general public. On this station we make available our many lectures and programs, as well as interviews with visiting scholars. To support our work, visit www.lumenchristi.org/donate
 
This is the course listening for Aquinas 101 - Course 4: Principles of the Moral Life--the fourth of six courses that together make up the Aquinas 101 Course. Each podcast episode accompanies a course video and course reading. If you haven't enrolled already to receive semiweekly emails with all the materials, be sure to do so at http://www.aquinas101.com. Because it matters what you think!
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast hosted and produced by Sam Rocha. Season one airs every Tuesday from July 6 to November 16. Please follow the show on your favorite app or platform and share it on social media. Here is the universal link. SPONSORS: Wipf and Stock Publishers Juan Diego Network Give Us This Day Commonweal Magazine Institute for Christian Socialism Solidarity Hall Revelation Cable Company Black Catholic Messenger Where Peter Is FRIENDS OF THE SHOW: The Commonweal Podcast The Glo ...
 
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A lecture with Q&A by Davenant Press Editor-in-chief (and Davenant Hall instructor) Onsi Kamel entitled "The Birth of Secularity: Henry More, Metaphysics, and the Battle for God's Spirit."In recent decades, intellectual historians have attempted to chart the development of “secular modernity,” generally locating its origins in medieval or Protestan…
 
A lecture with Q&A by Davenant Teaching Fellow, Dr. Matthew HoskinsToday, Christians must defend the idea that Christ is God. Yet for much of church history, they had to defend the idea that he is human. How, and why, did they do it?In this lecture, Dr. Matthew Hoskin explores how the last four of the Seven Ecumenical Councils upheld the truth that…
 
A lecture with Q&A by Davenant Teaching Fellow, Rev. Dr. Matthew Colvin entitled "The Real Jesus Code: Subtlety and Indirection in Jesus' Communication. Given how familiar Christians are with the Gospels, it is remarkable how much of Jesus' communication - both spoken and unspoken - still puzzles us. How can we make sense of Christ's most puzzling …
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features a biographical meditation on Miles Davis and John Coltrane as a way to understand two fundamental claims of Folk Phenomenology: "art precedes metaphysics" and "love is the only transcendental." FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tuesday from July 6 to November 16, 2021. …
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with vocalist and musician Jaya Lakshminarayanan on music, artists, love, and the unconscious. This episode's featured sponsor is Revelation Cable Company, an exceptional custom cable, PA, and pedalboard solutions in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. FOLK PHENOMENOL…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features a debate with Catholic apologist and author, Trent Horn, on capitalism. You can also listen to this debate on his podcast, The Counsel of Trent. This week's featured sponsor is the Institute for Christian Socialism. Be sure to read their membership page. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON …
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features the raw, unedited audio from the July 2020 interview with Gloria Purvis that resulted in the published version at Church Life Journal. Rocha and Purvis returned to the McGrath Institute for Church Life in April 2021, in "Conversations That Matter: The Intersection of Racial Justice…
 
A lecture with Q&A by Davenant Teaching Fellow, Eric Hutchinson entitled "Maps of Misreading: The Hidden Influence of Horace in Augustine’s Confessions."Augustine's engagement with the poet Virgil in the "Confessions" has been much researched. On the other hand, his engagement with another great Roman poet, Horace, has been almost entirely neglecte…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Alessandra Harris on her work as an author of fiction and co-founder of The Black Catholic Messenger. This week's featured sponsor is Black Catholic Messenger; be sure to read a recent report by Nate Tinner-Williams, "In conference address, Pope Francis praises Ge…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with author Suzanne Wolfe on her book, The Confessions of X, Augustine, and historical fiction. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tuesday from July 6 to November 16, 2021. Please follow the show on your favorite app or platform and share it on social media;…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features a critique of the false dichotomy of Critical Race Theory and Catholic Social Teaching and gives an extended historical overview of abolitionism. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tuesday from July 6 to November 16, 2021. Please follow the show on your favorite app or p…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features a debate with David L. Gray on Critical Race Theory. This week's featured sponsor is Solidarity Hall. Be sure to read their recent translation, Reflections, and "No One Matters Until Black Lives Matter." FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tuesday from July 6 to November …
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features a meditation of debate and its role in teaching Sam to love and delight in the world, a lesson the show's motto proclaims as dilexit mundum. This week's featured sponsor is the Institute for Christian Socialism; be sure to read a recent their publication, The Bias Magazine: The Voi…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Gloria Purvis on their previous interview published as "The Gift of Blackness to the Church" and the present state of affairs in the USA and the Catholic Church. This week's featured sponsor is Black Catholic Messenger; be sure to read a recent reflection by Gunna…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Rebecca Christian on Black lives in the context of her own life, a trip to Ghana, and her vocation as a Black doula, a mother of mothers. This week's featured sponsor is Black Catholic Messenger, be sure to listen to their podcast, "The Black Catholic Messenger Sh…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Ogechi Akalegebere on powerlifting, the art of sport, and perseverance. This week's featured sponsor is Black Catholic Messenger, be sure to read their "History and Vision" and support them in their important work. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tue…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features a Spanish-language interview with Mexican philosopher Rodrigo Guerra Lopez, the recently appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and founder of the Center for Advanced Social Research, on being and the person. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Catherine Addington on the craft and concept of translation, Spanglish and third languages, and the invisibility of sanctity in the life of the saint. Her translation of St. Rafael Arániz in Commonweal is an ideal companion for this episode. Her review of an antho…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with theologian Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg on St. Oscar Romero, liberation theology, and a diminutive Divine love. Commonweal Magazine, this episode's featured sponsor, is the leading lay Catholic voice for commentary on religion, politics, and culture. To learn more: Chec…
 
A panel discussion with Herschella Conyers(University of Chicago Law School), Darren Davis (University of Notre Dame), andBrandon Viadyanathan (Catholic University of America), moderated by Judge Thomas More Donnelly (Cook County). This event is part of the Lumen Christi Institute's Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network.---National conversation …
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Sophia Elena Gurulé, an immigration attorney and abolitionist, on abolition and immigration. The interview begins in medias res, in the middle of things, in a personal discussion about Mexican-American heritage and Chicanidad. This episode includes strong language…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Sarah Hogarth Rossiter, a philosopher at Douglas College, on philosophy and math. We traverse questions of what philosophy is, philosophy for children, medieval logic, new math, notions of intelligence, and the gift of prophecy in every person. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY:…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode features an interview with Kaya Oakes on writing and composition. Oakes is an accomplished author and teacher of writing at UC Berkley. Read her work at Commonweal and pre-order her forthcoming book, The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life’s In-Betweens to Remake the World. FOLK PHENOMENOL…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This episode kicks off the interviews in conversation with Jeannie Gaffigan discussing her book When Life Gives You Pears and Gaffigan comedy in general with an excursus into the tragicomic, Divine comedy, and the human and religious need for wit. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tuesday fr…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This inaugural episode is a meditation on the interview with nods to last week's episode with Sofia Rocha, Paris Review interviews, Nardwar the Human Serviette, Rational Funk with Dave King, "The Art of Blogging" Patheos interviews, and "The Gift of Blackness to the Church" with Gloria Purvis. FOLK PHEN…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast by Sam Rocha. This prelude episode features guest host Sofia Rocha (age 7) conducting an interview with her father, Sam Rocha. This episode is sponsored by Jeannie Gaffigan on behalf of The Imagine Society. FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY: SEASON ONE will air every Tuesday from July 6 to November 16, 2021. Please follow the show …
 
An online panel discussion with Professor Grant Kaplan (Saint Louis University), Carly Osborn (University of Divinity), and Fr. Steve Grunow (Word on Fire), moderated by Cynthia Haven (National Endowment for the Humanities). While social media has become a source of meaning and identity formation for many, its dangers have become clear in recent ye…
 
FOLK PHENOMENOLOGY is a podcast hosted and produced by Sam Rocha, titled after his 2015 book, Folk Phenomenology: Education, Study, and the Human Person. This trailer features the voices of the interview episodes of SEASON ONE. This debut season will begin with a pre-season episode, released on June 29, featuring guest host Sofia Rocha (age 7), and…
 
This exposition of Psalm 104 was presented by our Davenant House Director, Michael Hughes, to a group of undergraduate students at North Greenville University. Through an exploration of Psalm 104, the Psalmist brings to life the brushstrokes and beauty of divine providence as they shine forth to us through the canvas of God's creation. Far from bei…
 
A lecture with Q&A by Davenant Hall Teaching Fellow Patrick Stefan entitled "Resurrecting Romans: Pauling Resurrection, Baptism, and Kingdom Life." In the Book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says that we were baptized into the resurrection of Jesus. A powerful declaration - but what does it mean? How does it fit into his epistle to the Romans as a who…
 
A webinar conversation with Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago), David Tracy (University of Chicago), and Sandra Schneiders, IHM (Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University), moderated by Willemien Otten (University of Chicago). The Crisis of Mysticism (Herder & Herder, 2021), by Bernard McGinn is the first book in English in seventy ye…
 
A webinar discussion with Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina), Russell Hittinger (Lumen Christi Institute), and Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP(University of Fribourg). Originally broadcast as a live webinar May 1, 2021The president in his inaugural address quoted Augustine of Hippo’s definition of a people as “a multitude defined by the common ob…
 
A webinar conversation with Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (University of Scranton), and Juan Soto (Gamaliel), moderated by Peter Casarella (Duke University). Originally delivered May 11, 2021. Part of a Lumen Christi Institute webinar series on Hispanic Theology.Latinx Theology has always had a dual focus on the beauty of the symbols of Popular Catho…
 
A webinar conversation with Claudia Herrera (ACHTUS) and Jose Matos Auffant (St. Mary's University). Originally delivered May 4, 2021. Part of a Lumen Christi Institute webinar series on Hispanic Theology.There are complex dynamics to account for when examining the intersectionality of religious identity, social context, and the lived experience of…
 
A webinar lecture with Miguel Romero (Salve Regina University). Originally delivered April 27, 2021. Part of a Lumen Christi Institute webinar series on Hispanic Theology.In the 16th century, there was a subtle shift in the way the Spanish Dominican interpreters of Thomas Aquinas spoke about the anthropological and moral significance of our rationa…
 
"Globalization from the People: Fratelli Tutti and the Latino Social Teaching of Pope Francis"A webinar lecture with Prof. David Lantigua (University of Notre Dame). Delivered April 20, 2021, as part of a webinar series on Hispanic Theology, presented by the Lumen Christi Institute.The COVID-19 pandemic has been a flash point for globalization as a…
 
In this talk, Pastor Brian Lund first gave a historical overview of how reformers learned to transition to a distinctly Prostestant manner of conducting funerals. At first there was a cold opposition to any formality related to honoring the dead in Christ or for following a worshipful liturgy. This would come later, but as it did new insights were …
 
Dr. Brad Littlejohn's paper entitled, "The Story of the Reformation Through the Life of Peter Martyr Vermigli" shows how the life of one man in a community of like-minded pace setters can change the direction of a culture for good. Vermigli, though born in Italy, was to become one of the early reformers whose practical and academic abilities benefi…
 
The full title of this talk is "You Become Whom You Admire: How Our Heroes Shape Our Desires or What Desires Should Influence a Christian’s Choice of Heroes" by Rev. Matt Miller. Matt Miller is the Greenville, SC regional director for the C. S. Lewis Institute based in Washington D.C. In this keynote address, Matt gave basic principles for choosing…
 
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