Kresta in the Afternoon – January 8, 2020 – Hour 1

+  What is Canon Law all about?

  • Description: What is Canon Law? Why Do we have it? What are the duties of the laity under Canon Law? And how does it relate to the sacrament of marriage? Dr Ed Peters will tackle these questions and more over the next three Sundays in a series of lectures at St Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor. He joins us with a preview.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Ed Peters
      Dr. Edward Peters teaches at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and holds its Edmund Cardinal Szoka Chair. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law and both a licentiate and doctorate in Canon Law from Catholic University of America. In 2010, Peters was named a Referendary of the Apostolic Signatura by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, becoming the first lay- man so appointed since the reconstitution of Signatura over 100 years ago. Learn more at stthomasannarbor.org or in the slider on our website.
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+  What Atheism Can't Deliver (2 segments)

  • Description: In recent years atheism has become ever more visible, acceptable, and influential. Atheist apologists have become increasingly vociferous and confident in their claims: that a morality requiring benevolence towards all and universal human rights need not be grounded in religion; that modern science disproves the existence of God; and that there is nothing innately religious about human beings. Christian Smith responds to these arguments.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Christian Smith
      Christian Smith is the author of Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can't Deliver and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He has taught at Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Gordon College, MA.
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    • Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can’t Deliver

      In recent years atheism has become ever more visible, acceptable, and influential. Atheist apologists have become increasingly vociferous and confident in their claims: that a morality requiring benevolence towards all and universal human rights need not be grounded in religion; that modern science disproves the existence of God; and that there is nothing innately religious about human beings. In Atheist Overreach, Christian Smith takes a look at the evidence and arguments, and explains why we ought to be skeptical of these atheists' claims about morality, science, and human nature. He does not argue that atheism is necessarily wrong, but rather that its advocates are advancing crucial claims that are neither rationally defensible nor realistic. Their committed worldview feeds unhelpful arguments and contributes to the increasing polarization of today's political landscape. Everyone involved in the theism-atheism debates, in shared moral reflection, and in the public consumption of the findings of science should be committed to careful reasoning and rigorous criticism. This book provides readers with the information they need to participate more knowledgably in debates about atheism and what it means for our society. (learn more)

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