34 Interview with Peeping Thomist Brian Jones

We talk with Brian about his doctoral studies in St Thomas Aquinas' philosophy and theology, which opens up conversations about atheism and materialism, Ghostbusters, why Gomer hasn't seen Ghostbusters 1, but he has seen 2, and Thomas Aquinas on Islam. It's a pretty crazy episode, full of grace and truth!

Show Notes (all amazon links support the show!)

The Regensburg Lecture, An analysis by Fr James Schall

Amazon’s James Schall Page: http://www.amazon.com/James-V.-Schall/e/B001H6PN80/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Movies and Truth

The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology Kindle Edition

A Catholic version of Mindfulness: The Sacrament of the Present Moment. 

Bernard J. Baars : The Double Life of B.F. Skinner: Inner Conflict, Dissociation and the Scientific Taboo against Consciousness

Freedom was much in the air at the time. The Calvinism of Skinner’s early upbringing denied freedom, with the hotly-debated doctrine of predestination. Early American novels like Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter play out the conflict between Puritan predestination and the emerging American ethic of individual freedom. This was taught routinely as part of a literary education. Skinner must have been thoroughly aware of this tension as a literature student at Hamilton College.

The radical behaviourism of Watson and Skinner is indeed an ideology of rebellion. It defines itself in a militant struggle against the perceived stranglehold of religion, and against religion’s evil twin, the consciousness psychology of the older academic generation — all while proclaiming a determinism as rigorous as Calvin’s theology (Watson, 1925; Skinner, 1987).
— -http://bernardbaars.pbworks.com/f/Double%20Life%20Skinner%20JCS.pdf P 12
Which one? The responsible one or the cool guy with long hair?

Which one? The responsible one or the cool guy with long hair?

 

Saint Augustine’s Confessions, the best translation: http://amzn.to/1SDmqUY

The Universal Call to Holiness in Lumen Gentium, Chapter Five, paragraph 39ff

Get to know Thomas Aquinas

 

For people struggling with God…

 

Then Gomer and Luke wander way too far into inappropriate territory that HAD to be edited. 

Then Aquinas talks Islam...