Kresta in the Afternoon – May 18, 2020 – Hour 2

  • Description: We begin with Dr Alan Schreck, looking at lessons from John Paul II's encyclicals. Due to technical difficulties we had to cut the interview short and switch to a rebroadcast with Dr. Brant Pitre. We are working on fixing the problem and hope to return to Dr Schreck in the future.

+  John Paul II – the Teaching Pope

  • Description: In modern times the encyclical letter has become the instrument for popes to express their most important teaching—teachings that have lasting value for the Church, and often for the whole world. Pope JPII authored 14 of them, leading the Church and impacting the world with his witness and teaching. We look at his writings and teachings with Alan Schreck.
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    • Dr. Alan Schreck
      Dr Alan Schreck is the author of several books, including The Legacy of Pope John Paul II: The Central Teaching of His 14 Encyclical Letters. He has been professor of theology at Franciscan University since 1978. During this time he has served as Director of Graduate Theology and has chaired the Departments of Theology and Philosophy. Dr Schreck specializes in church history and renewal, (including St. Francis of Assisi), Catholic doctrine and apologetics, pneumatology, ecclesiology, the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and of Pope St. John Paul II.
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    • The Legacy of Pope John Paul II: The Central Teaching of His 14 Encyclical Letters

      Popes are the Church's chief shepherds. While some focused on governing the Church and addressing challenges from the world, others recognized their primary responsibility to proclaim and teach the Gospel. Author Alan Schreck calls these the teaching popes and John Paul II was such a pope, leading the Church and impacting the world with his witness and his teaching. The encyclical letter has been, in modern times, the instrument for popes to express their most important teaching teachings that have lasting value for the Church, and often for the whole world. Dr. Schreck invites the reader to become familiar with the encyclical letters of Pope John Paul II. In The Legacy of Pope John Paul II, Dr. Schreck breaks down more scholarly writing into accessible language. The reflection questions and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter help facilitate a systematic study of the central teachings of this brilliant but pastoral pope, who conveyed the truth in love. (learn more)

+  Rethinking Pauline Theology (2 segments, aired due to technical difficulties)

  • Description: Before his radical conversion experience on the road to Damascus, St Paul - then known as Saul - was a strict follower of the Jewish faith. How did he view his Judaism after he became a follower of Christ? Brant Pitre joins us.
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    • Paul, a New Covenant Jew

      After the landmark work of E. P. Sanders, the task of rightly accounting for Paul's relationship to Judaism has dominated the last forty years of Pauline scholarship. Pitre, Barber, and Kincaid argue that Paul is best viewed as a new covenant Jew, a designation that allows the apostle to be fully Jewish, yet in a manner centered on the person and work of Jesus the Messiah. This new covenant Judaism provides the key that unlocks the door to many of the difficult aspects of Pauline theology. Paul, a New Covenant Jew is a rigorous, yet accessible overview of Pauline theology intended for ecumenical audiences. In particular, it aims to be the most useful and up to date text on Paul for Catholic Seminarians. The book engages the best recent scholarship on Paul from both Protestant and Catholic interpreters and serves as a launching point for ongoing Protestant-Catholic dialogue. (learn more)

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