Dr. R. R. Reno – Christian Apologetics

Dr. R. R. Reno – Christian Apologetics

R.R. Reno is editor of First Things, a professor of theology at Creighton University, and general editor of The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.  Among his recent books is In the Ruins of the Church: Sustaining Faith in an Age of Diminished Christianity

CA-1 Introduction – St. Thomas Aquinas – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno ep 1

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Episode 1 – What is Christian Apologetics? Who was St. Thomas Aquinas, his life, his times, and his contribution. What is “theology”? What is the “Summa”?

CA-2 What is the relationship between religion and science?-St. Thomas Aquinas – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno ep 2

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Episode 2- What is the relationship between religion and science? Dr. R. R. Reno helps us to understand St. Thomas Aquinas’ teaching from the Summa on this matter in this episode of “Christian Apologetics”

CA-3 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 3 – St. Thomas Aquinas

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Episode 3- Whether sacred doctrine (theology) is nobler than other sciences? Question 1 Article 5 Whether sacred doctrine is nobler than other sciences? Objection 1: It seems that sacred doctrine is not nobler than other sciences; for the nobility of a science depends on the certitude it establishes. But other sciences, the principles of which […]

CA-4 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 4 – St. Thomas Aquinas

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Episode 4-Whether this doctrine is the same as wisdom? Question 1 Article 6 Whether this doctrine is the same as wisdom?? Objection 1: It seems that this doctrine is not the same as wisdom. For no doctrine which borrows its principles is worthy of the name of wisdom; seeing that the wise man directs, and […]

CA-5 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 5 – St. Thomas Aquinas

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“Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno” explores numerous facets of faith and reason in the life of the Church and the world. Grounded on the work of giants, such as St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bonaventure, Blessed John Newman, soon-to-be Blessed John Paul II, G. K. Chesterton, Blaise Pascal and Stephen Barr, Dr. Reno helps us to open our minds to make the journey to our hearts.

CA-6 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 6 – St. Bonaventure

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Academic Theology and Contemplative Prayer

“The Journey of the Mind into God” – 3 basic phases
1. Seeing God in and through the World (looking outward) (stage 1 & 2) (The Nave)
2. Seeing God in and through the Self (looking inward)(stage 3 & 4) (The Choir)
3. Seeing God in and through God Himself (looking upward) (stage 5 & 6) (The Altar)
…and then (stage 7)The Sacrament Himself

CA-7 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 7 – Blessed John Paul II Faith and Reason

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Episode 7- Blessed John Paul II – Fides et Ratio : Faith and Reason
In this episode Dr. Reno examines Faith and Reason through Blessed John Paul II’s “Fides et Ratio”. “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (cf. Ex 33:18; Ps 27:8-9; 63:2-3; Jn 14:8; 1 Jn 3:2).”

CA-8 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 8 – Dr. Stephen Barr Modern Physics and Ancient Faith part 1

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In this episode Dr. Reno examines Faith and Reason through the work of Dr. Stephen Barr’s “Modern Physics and Ancient Faith” and enters into the concept of “Scientific Materialism”.

CA-9 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 9 – Dr. Stephen Barr Modern Physics and Ancient Faith part 2

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In this episode Dr. Reno examines Faith and Reason through the work of Dr. Stephen Barr’s “Modern Physics and Ancient Faith” and enters into the concept of “Scientific Materialism”. part 2

CA-10 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 10 – Blessed John Newman part 1

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Episode 10 – Blessed John Henry Newman – His life, time and influence

In this episode Dr. Reno examines Blessed John Henry Newman. We discuss the significance of his conversion and effect on intellectual and spiritual thought in the 19th century and today.

CA-11 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 11 – Blessed John Newman part 2

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In this episode Dr. Reno examines Blessed John Henry Newman. We discuss the substance and influence of the “University Sermons” and in particular sermon #4 “The Usurpations of Reason”

CA-12 Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 12 – G. K. Chesterton

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In this episode Dr. Reno discusses G. K. Chesterton his life and times, as well as his vigorous, fun, witty engagement with secular critics of Christianity which still resonate so well today.

CA-1 Introduction – St. Thomas Aquinas – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno ep 1

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Episode 1 – What is Christian Apologetics? Who was St. Thomas Aquinas, his life, his times, and his contribution. What is “theology”? What is the “Summa”?

Reply to Objection 2: Sciences are differentiated according to the various means through which knowledge is obtained. For the astronomer and the physicist both may prove the same conclusion: that the earth, for instance, is round: the astronomer by means of mathematics (i.e. abstracting from matter), but the physicist by means of matter itself. Hence there is no reason why those things which may be learned from philosophical science, so far as they can be known by natural reason, may not also be taught us by another science so far as they fall within revelation. Hence theology included in sacred doctrine differs in kind from that theology which is part of philosophy.

CA-2 What is the relationship between religion and science?-St. Thomas Aquinas – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno ep 2

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Question 1 Article 2. Whether sacred doctrine is a science.

CA-3 St. Thomas Aquinas – The Nobility of Sacred Doctrine – Christian Apologetics w/ Dr. R. R. Reno ep 3

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Episode 3- Whether sacred doctrine (theology) is nobler than other sciences?

CA-5 St. Thomas Aquinas – Is Sacred doctrine a matter that can be argued? – Christian Apologetics w/ Dr. R. R. Reno

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Episode 5 – Whether sacred doctrine is a matter of argument?

CA-6 – St. Bonaventure – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno episode 6

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Academic Theology and Contemplative Prayer

“The Journey of the Mind into God” – 3 basic phases
1. Seeing God in and through the World (looking outward) (stage 1 & 2) (The Nave)
2. Seeing God in and through the Self (looking inward)(stage 3 & 4) (The Choir)
3. Seeing God in and through God Himself (looking upward) (stage 5 & 6) (The Altar)
…and then (stage 7)The Sacrament Himself

CA-7 St. John Paul II – Faith and Reason – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno

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n this episode Dr. Reno examines Faith and Reason through St. John Paul II’s “Fides et Ratio”

CA-8 Dr. Stephen Barr Modern Physics & Ancient Faith pt 1 -Christian Apologetics w/ Dr. R. R. Reno

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In this episode Dr. Reno examines Faith and Reason through the work of Dr. Stephen Barr’s “Modern Physics and Ancient Faith” and enters into the concept of “Scientific Materialism”.

CA-9 – Dr. Stephen Barr Modern Physics and Ancient Faith part 2 – Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno

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In this episode Dr. Reno examines Faith and Reason through the work of Dr. Stephen Barr’s “Modern Physics and Ancient Faith” and enters into the concept of “Scientific Materialism”. part 2

CA-10 Bl. John Newman pt 1- Christian Apologetics w/ Dr. R. R. Reno

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In this episode Dr. Reno examines Blessed John Henry Newman. We discuss the significance of his conversion and effect on intellectual and spiritual thought in the 19th century and today.

Dr. Reno’s Series  hosted by Kris McGregor
“Christian Apologetics”