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Sed Contra: A Podcast of Catholic Theology

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A monthly podcast featuring some of the founding members of The Sacra Doctrina Project discussing theological questions with other academic theologians and philosophers. The podcast takes place in a quaestiones disputatae style, encouraging lively and charitable debate. Listen to the most recent episode below.

A monthly podcast featuring some of the founding members of The Sacra Doctrina Project discussing theological questions with other academic theologians and philosophers. The podcast takes place in a quaestiones disputatae style, encouraging lively and charitable debate. Listen to the most recent episode below.

Location:

United States

Description:

A monthly podcast featuring some of the founding members of The Sacra Doctrina Project discussing theological questions with other academic theologians and philosophers. The podcast takes place in a quaestiones disputatae style, encouraging lively and charitable debate. Listen to the most recent episode below.

Language:

English


Episodes

Would God Have Become Incarnate Had Man Not Sinned?

12/10/2020
In this episode we discuss the motive of the Incarnation. Would God have become incarnate had man not fallen into sin? Drs. Kevin Clarke, Daniel Lendman, Taylor Patrick O'Neill, and Fr. Dylan Schrader discuss.

Duration:01:06:08

The Morality of Lying

7/24/2020
On this episode, Dr. Matthew Dugandzic discusses the morality of lying with Frs. Dylan Schrader and Jon Tveit.

Duration:01:12:46

Do We Always Choose What Seems Best?

7/7/2020
In this episode, Drs. William Diem, Matthew Dugandzic, Taylor Patrick O'Neill, and Fr. Dylan Schrader discuss the question of whether we always choose what we perceive to be the higher good. Does the will always follow the intellect? Is this a form of intellectual determinism?

Duration:01:35:18

On Usury

6/16/2020
On this episode, Dr. William Diem, Dr. Matthew Dugandzic, and Fr. Dylan Schrader discuss usury and the morality of loaning at interest.

Duration:01:26:51

The Theology of the Immaculate Conception

5/21/2020
On this episode, Fr. Dylan Schrader, Matthew Dugandzic, and Taylor Patrick O'Neill discuss the Immaculate Conception.

Duration:01:02:00

The Passions of the Christ

4/30/2020
We're back! On this episode, Fr. Dylan Schrader and Dr. Matthew Dugandžić discuss what the passions are according to Aquinas and how the passions of Christ are similar and different to those we experience.

Duration:01:06:09

Molinism vs. Báñezianism: A Debate

11/12/2019
In this episode, Fr. Dylan Schrader moderates a debate between Dr. William Diem and Dr. Taylor Patrick O'Neill who argue on behalf of Molinism and Báñezianism, respectively. Does God move the will directly? How does the scientia media relate to divine omnipotence? Are there any overlaps between the thought of Molina and Báñez? Join us for consideration of those questions and more. Also, you may know leave us a voicemail with questions or comments that we will feature in our next episode....

Duration:01:13:25

On the Extraordinary Minister of Sacraments and the Sacrament of Penance

9/10/2019
On this episode, we consider whether the priest is properly understood as the extraordinary minister of the sacrament of penance. What is the nature of an extraordinary minister of a sacrament in the first place? We also consider these questions in light of ecclesiological questions, as well as the place of the sacrament of penance in the life of the Church.

Duration:00:39:31

Are the Bride and Groom Really the Ministers of the Sacrament of Matrimony?

6/19/2019
On this episode of Sed Contra, Brandon Wanless, Daniel Lendman, and Taylor Patrick O'Neill are joined by Fr. Dylan Schrader. They discuss some of the uniqueness of the sacrament of marriage and question whether there are truly any ministers for this sacrament. They also discuss the signification of marriage and the relation between natural and sacramental marriage.

Duration:01:08:21

Is the Crucifixion Necessary? (And Will the Entire Created Order be Saved?)

5/13/2019
Main text of comment: Elizabeth Johnson Interview with US Catholic: "No one had to die for our sins" Other texts referenced in this episode: Elizabeth Johnson, She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse Freeing Theology: The Essentials of Theology in Feminist Perspective, edited by Catherine M. Lacugna Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction, edited by Kathleen A. Cahalan and Gordon S. Mikoski Christopher J. Thompson, The Joyful Mystery: Field...

Duration:01:08:01

Contra Universalism (and Is This the Best of All Possible Worlds?)

3/29/2019
On this month's episode, five of the six founding members of The Sacra Doctrina Project meet to discuss the doctrine of universalism. What is it? Does it have a basis in the Catholic theological tradition? Recent versions of universalism are contrasted with the seminal work Dare We Hope? by Hans Urs von Balthasar. Finally, the hosts debate whether this is really the best of all possible worlds.

Duration:01:16:35

Compendia 01: How Can God Move the Will Infallibly and Yet Contingently?

3/27/2019
Join us for our first episode of Compendia, a new series of mini-episodes of the Sed Contra podcast. In this episode, Dr. Taylor Patrick O'Neill will consider how St. Thomas Aquinas can maintain that God infallibly moves the human will (such as in the case of actual grace) but without imposing any necessity on the human will (and thus without falling into the errors of Calvinism or Jansenism).

Duration:00:27:18

What is Sacra Doctrina?

3/27/2019
The inaugural episode of Sed Contra: A Podcast of Catholic Theology. In this episode, we explore the notion of "sacra doctrina." Is it the same thing as theology? Is it merely practical or pastoral? All of that and more.

Duration:00:57:31