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The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God of classical theism exists, (2) Jesus is our Messiah and Lord, and (3) He founded the Catholic Church. We place a strong emphasis on the first pillar, defending classical theism, drawing upon the work of Thomistic philosopher Dr. Edward Feser and many others. Thanks for listening! John DeRosa jderosa@cla ...
 
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What is consciousness? What are thoughts? How can we analyze thoughts using the tools of reason and introspection? How do thoughts and consciousness point us beyond what is purely material? Can an argument inspired by Cantor's mathematical work serve us in the philosophy of mind? What does current work in neuroscience say on these topics? Dr. Josh …
 
Live from Comedy Works in Denver, Doug welcomes Adam Cayton-Holland, Nathan Lund and Amy Miller to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notic…
 
What was the nature/grace debate of the 20th century? What is an obediential potency? What objections were leveled against the Thomist position and how do Thomists respond? Dr. Aaron Henderson joins us to discuss these topics. Support the show on Patreon to help keep the podcast going with more quality content: www.classicaltheism.com/support…
 
Why are Aquinas' scripture commentaries worth reading? What does Aquinas mean by the literal sense? How is Aquinas unique as a commentator? Did he believe in a literal 6 days of creation? Dr. John Boyle joins the podcast to discuss these sorts of questions and more. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversatio…
 
Live from Zanies in Rosemont, Doug welcomes Colt Cabana, Kevin "Heff" Kellam and Carina Magyar to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice…
 
How can we have better conversations with atheists and skeptics about the faith? Why don't Catholics evangelize? I joined Jake Buscher on his podcast to discuss these ideas and more. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian…
 
Live from The Avalon in Los Angeles as part of the Netflix is a Joke Fest, Doug welcomes Justin Long, Arden Myrin, Big Jay Oakerson and Geoff Tate to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." Get Surfshark VPN at http…
 
Doug welcomes Kate Micucci, Arden Myrin and Gareth Reynolds to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-no…
 
What are the different ways Catholic theologians arrive at a knowledge of God? How did the Catholic practice of thinking about the Trinity arise over time? What is The Triplex Via, and how does it relate to our analogical discourse about God? How do we know that God is triune, and can we discover that through natural reason? Fr. Thomas Joseph White…
 
Doug welcomes Billy Wayne Davis, Martha Kelly and Samm Levine to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-…
 
What is prudence? What is wisdom? How do we get more of them? How is prudence important for apologetics and evangelization? Fr. Gregory Pine joins us to discuss these questions and more. Also, check out Fr. Pine's new book on Prudence! The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various gue…
 
Doug welcomes John Erler, Raanan Hershberg and Samm Levine to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." Thank you to Long John Silver's for sponsoring this episode! Order Online. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.co…
 
What is cognitive science of religion? Do the findings of this field count against theism in general? Do they count against classical theism in particular? Dr. Tyler McNabb joins us to discuss the details. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of…
 
With tragic passing of the fearless Gilbert Gottfried, we revisit his appearance on Doug Loves Movies from 2017. Live from the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Doug welcomes Gilbert Gottfried, Neil Berkeley, Joe DeRosa and Samm Levine to a special LA Podfest edition of the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitc…
 
Pat and John sit down for an episode of office hours to respond to 5 questions from a confirmation student. The questions/objections are: 1) Why create an entire universe for only one planet of life and wait 13 billion years to do so? 2) Why did Jesus ask his disciples to leave their families behind; why not select people without a duty to their sp…
 
Live from The Improv in Miami, Doug welcomes Lisa Corrao, Matt Fernandez and Dave Siegel to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at ht…
 
Doug welcomes John Erler, Solomon Georgio and Blair Socci to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-…
 
Doug welcomes John Erler, Sean Jordan and Amy Miller to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-…
 
How did Jimmy argue for the historical reliability of the Gospels? What made the debate so cordial? How did Jimmy answer some of the main difficulties Ehrman raised? What did Jimmy want to raise in the debate that he was not able to? And is it really plausible that Joseph owned land in two places? Jimmy Akin joins us for a debate debrief to discuss…
 
What is divine simplicity? How did Josh Sommer get interested in studying it? Why is it an important doctrine for Christians? In this interview, we discuss those topics and more. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian wor…
 
Doug welcomes Josh Gondelman, Amy Miller and Noel Wells to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-se…
 
What is the Lord, Liar, Lunatic argument from C.S. Lewis and how has the conversation progressed since he penned it? Do the Synoptic Gospels present a very different Jesus than the Gospel of John? Can we make a plausible, historical case for the resurrection? Dr. Gavin Ortlund joins us to discuss these topics and further discuss his book Why God Ma…
 
Live from The Creek and the Cave in Austin as part of SXSW, Doug welcomes John Erler, Peter Kim and Chris Tellez to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califor…
 
Who wrote the Gospels? Are the Gospels historically reliable? Is there any good evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus? Dana Harper, the atheist who reviewed John's book One Less God Than You, joins him for a part II discussion on Jesus and the Gospels. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the h…
 
Live from Esther's Follies in Austin as part of SXSW, Doug welcomes Brandon Collins, Marina Franklin, Blair Socci and Liza Treyger to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/p…
 
What is the privation theory of evil? How does it account for the positive reality of physical pain? Harrison Jennings joins us to explore this thorny issue. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to defend Catholic Christian ideas in conversation. With the help of various guests, I defend three pillars of the Catholic Christian worldview: (1) the God o…
 
Doug welcomes Nikki Bon, Josh Gondelman and Sarah Marshall to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not…
 
What is the aloneness argument against classical theism? How can classical theists respond to it? Could the God of classical theism have refrained from creating? If he so refrained, would he know that he didn't create? Dr. W. Matthews Grant and Dr. Timothy Pawl join the podcast to help sort out these issues. The Classical Theism Podcast aims to def…
 
Doug welcomes Brandon Collins, Noël Wells and Rachel Wolfson to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-n…
 
Why were many baptisms recently deemed invalid? Isn't the Church being legalistic to say the sacrament hangs on the mere change of one word? Isn't this just a silly teaching? Dr. Lawrence Feingold joins us to explain and unpack the Church's theology of baptism and to answer questions about the "I" vs. "We" issue. The Classical Theism Podcast aims t…
 
Doug welcomes Brandon Collins, Chad Opitz and Brian Petsos to the show. You can find the entire archive of Doug Loves Movies on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code "DOUG." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not…
 
Was justification understood as an exclusively legal term up until Augustine's time? Did St. Augustine mistakenly translate justification because he did not know Greek? Is there evidence in the early Church that justification can be understood in transformational as well as legally? Dr. Matthew J. Thomas joins us to discuss these topics and more. T…
 
Will the Catholic Church ever change some of its fundamental teachings? How did the Church change its messaging and posture after Vatican II? Is the doctrine of Hell still a teaching of the Church? How should Catholics think about universalism, annihilationism, and hopeful universalism? What do we make of the idea that Hans Urs that we may dare to …
 
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