September 21, 2020
Listen in on Senior Fellow, Joseph Pearce's inaugural class in the Magnus Fellowship. William Shakespeare, his life, times, and faith. Was Shakespeare a closet Catholic? How can we read him and enjoy it?
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September 3, 2020
Proving the Existence of God. Being, truth, and the desire to know more fully. Voluntas. Responding to the "But who moved God?" argument. Bertrand Russell and Kant. Motus in Aquinas vs Aristotle, and breaking through the infinite regress objection. Have you heard this before? Dying and the glory of beauty. Christ, giver of life. Love as the intellectual desire. Countering the modern desire to oppose the intellect and the will. Love and the first act of the will.
NB: at 24:17 Fr. Owen says "Motus for Aristotle is this movement from non-being to being." He seems to have meant "Motus for Aquinas..."
Fr. Owen Carroll taught philosophy and theology for over fifty years (DePaul, St. Mary's College of California, and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology). His teaching has informed students in all walks of life, some of whom are now prominent scholars, authors, clergy. He is a priest ordained under the medieval title of Patrimony (possibly the last living today). After praying his whole professional life to remain hidden, now in his ninetieth year, he has granted the Albertus Magnus Institute permission to begin releasing his archived work to the public.
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August 22, 2020
We continue our series with Fr. Owen Carroll as we sound the depths of the first question of the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas. Is Sacred Doctrine a science? If so, a science of what? We find in St. Thomas a vision of 'sacra doctrina' as the science of God and the Blessed—a deeply societal, intensely personal, and supremely joyous way of knowing.
Follow along with this excellent translation of the text:
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August 12, 2020
You might not know of him, but you know of his students. Rev. Dr. Owen Carroll taught for decades at DePaul, St. Mary's College of CA, and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Praying to remain hidden, his work as teacher and spiritual father of many has born much fruit. Today, he teaches us.
Through the lens of St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae, discover the first principle of sacred doctrine. This first episode in a series with Fr. Carroll will plumb the depths. Grab your Summa and a notebook!
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July 4, 2020
Sit in for a few cold beers at Garman's Irish Pub in Santa Paula, CA with John Johnson and Dr. Andrew Seeley, member of the board of directors at the Albertus Magnus Institute.
Part 1: Should the educated person find fulfillment in the civic life or the contemplative life? A brief history of liberal education in America and Thomas Aquinas College. What is the seminar method? How learning to learn gets you any job.
Part 2: (THE FOURTH BEER): America: liberal or liberal? To what extent is the American experiment compatible with authentic human freedom?
We have announced our inaugural body of Senior Fellows. Andrew Seeley is one of them. Check out the rest here: https://magnusinstitute.org/senior-fellows/
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July 1, 2020
What is the role of the novel in a liberal education? Jane Austin vs. Flannery O'Connor. Geoffrey Chaucer's Miller's Tale, Dave Chappelle, the scandal of the body, and the Incarnational character of lurid prose. Newman on knowledge as a good before it's a power and the totally useless, totally generative liberal arts. Techne and the arts, Christ the Technician. Why screens make us so unhappy and some gems on Wyoming Catholic College.
We have announced our inaugural body of Senior Fellows. Dr. Tiffany Schubert is one of them. Check out the rest here: https://magnusinstitute.org/senior-fellows/
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March 22, 2020
Continue a philosophical and theological survey of love and dominion with author, professor, and Senior Fellow of the Albertus Magnus Institute, Dr. Patrick Downey. From Plato and Aristotle, to the Bible, you're going to appreciate this lecture that will serve as a foretaste of things to come at the Albertus Magnus Institute. We are gearing up to revolutionize higher education.
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March 9, 2020
Jump into a philosophical and theological survey of love and dominion with author, professor, and senior fellow of the Albertus Magnus Institute, Dr. Patrick Downey. From Plato and Aristotle, to the Bible, you're going to appreciate this lecture that will serve as a foretaste of things to come at the Albertus Magnus Institute.
We are gearing up to revolutionize higher education. Are you in?
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March 9, 2020
Steven Cortright, President of the Albertus Magnus Institute, and Professor at Saint Mary's College of California, discusses each of these seven arts that can make a man free.
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