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Kresta in the Afternoon – October 4, 2021 – Hour 2

Dr. Robert Whaples explains cryptocurrencies and Dr. Robert Fastiggi looks at St Paul and the Natural Law.


China declares Cryptocurrencies Illegal

Late last month China’s central bank declare all cryptocurrency-related transactions illegal, reinforcing the country’s tough stance against digital rivals to government-issued money. It does bring to mind the problems that can arise when people lose confidence in the state’s ability to ensure the stability of the currency. Dr Robert Whaples joins us with more.

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China Declares Cryptocurrency Transactions Illegal; Bitcoin Price Falls

Dr Robert Whaples is Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University and the editor of several books including Pope Francis and the Caring Society. His doctoral dissertation “The Shortening of the American Work Week: An Economic and Historical Analysis” won the Allen Nevins Prize from the Economic History Association. He’s also Co-editor of The Independent Review.

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St Paul and the Natural Law

When we think of St Paul and the Law, it’s easy to understand him as opposed to the Law, citing passages such as Romans were he writes that a person is justified by faith apart from works of the Law. Understood in context, however, the law prepares the way for Christ. We talk more with Dr Robert Fastiggi.

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One in four Americans identify as Nones. Why are millions leaving organized religion?

Dr. Robert Fastiggi is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He is co-editor of St Paul, the Natural Law and Contemporary Legal Theory. He has served as the executive editor of the 2009-13 supplements to the New Catholic Encyclopedia and is the author of several books including “The mystical theology of the Catholic reformation.”

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