Not too late: Worshiping the State class

Seminar: Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion. Book by Benjamin Wiker

Presented by Mast. Bret Sunnerville

Must preregister by February 26

(So we can send the book to you before the first class)

Six Saturdays beginning on March 14, 2015 (March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25. We will not have a session on April 4, since that is Holy Saturday.)
Time: 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.

Place: Ambrose House (or online, contact newman736cork@gmail.com for this option)
Cost: $65.00 per person (includes a copy of Wiker’s book).

Wiker

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The Idea of a University: Ep 16

Ep. 16: Rhetoric, pt 2.  (25 min) MP3 Dr. Ron Muller and Mast. Bobby Kinkela continue to discuss the art of rhetoric .  The main purpose of rhetoric is to explain the good of one’s own position, and so rhetoric is a good tool in itself, but it can be used in sinful ways.  We get into responsible rhetoric, especially in advertising.  How it can be done ethically?  How can we guard ourselves against the rhetoric from TV programs and internet advertising?  Rhetoric used to be the title of high school and college courses and that this is no longer the case.  So how can we educate ourselves about rhetoric?  This is a part 2 of 2 podcast on Rhetoric.

The Idea of a University: Ep 15

Ep. 15: Rhetoric, pt 1.  (25 min) MP3 Dr. Ron Muller and Mast. Bobby Kinkela discuss the art of rhetoric and how it developed from ancient oration from Aristotle onto the present day.  The main purpose of rhetoric is to explain the good of one’s own position, and so rhetoric is a good tool in itself, but it can be used in sinful ways.  The discussion goes in depth into different rhetorical devices.  Then we start to get into responsible rhetoric.  This is a part 1 of 2 podcast on Rhetoric.

 

The Idea of a University: Ep 14

Ep. 14: Kant & Relativism, pt 2.  (25 min) MP3 Kant’s relativism continues looking into the topics of how to interpret different cultures, universal maxim as a guide to the laws of morality (that in every similar situation, people should do the same thing… which gets into rationalization of moral law), and categorical imperative,  We also get into Kant’s understanding of human dignity and how this compares to the Catholic Christian understanding of human dignity based upon St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.  This is part 2 about Kant and Relativism.