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Helping the Next Generation Keep the Faith – Why Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 81

Helping the Next Generation Keep the Faith - Why Study the Catholic Heritage Series

Helping the Next Generation Keep the Faith – Why Study the Catholic Heritage Series

Recent sociological research done by Christian Smith indicates that a high percentage of teens from all US Christian denominations are quickly abandoning Christianity altogether. In a decades long study, Dr. Smith discovered that the religious faith of most US Christian teens is that of therapeutic, moralistic Deism.

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The Role of Counterargument in Discerning the Truth – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 76

Why is counterargument important for discerning the truth? In this episode, we talk about the importance of critically evaluating not only the ideas of others, but also one’s own ideas. We encourage our audience to examine the various media they consume and ask themselves

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Evaluating Secondary Sources – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 70

Evaluating Secondary Sources – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series

How does one discern good from poor quality materials online or in printed materials? In this episode, we talk about the important roles that the gatekeepers, that is, acquisitions editors, play in ensuring the high-quality the materials they publish. We contrast the rigor of the peer review process

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Identify the Genre of a Document – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 68

How can Catholics become better students of the Catholic Heritage? In this episode, we discuss the importance of considering the genre of a document. Not all documents are the same. Authors in the Catholic heritage have composed letters, poems, theological treatises,

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My Recent Trip to the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro North Carolina – CHS 66

My Recent Trip to the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro North Carolina

The month of February marks African American History month. I recently visited the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, in order to better understand the history of the Civil Rights Movement (1950s-1960s) in the Southeast. In this episode, I briefly discuss the

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Identifying the Commitments of the Author – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 65

Identifying the Commitments of the Author – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series

How does one properly interpret the records of the Catholic heritage? In this episode we discuss the aspect of examining the stated or unstated commitments of any author, especially secondary source authors such as contemporary scholars. What authors believe about the Life Questions, we believe,

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What is the Best English Translation of the Bible in 2019? – CHS 64

What is the best translation of the Bible in the year 2019? In this episode, we briefly discuss some of the best translations of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. Among other things, we note that students of the Bible should

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Expect the Unexpected from the Sources – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 61

How does one properly interpret the records of the Catholic heritage? In this episode we discuss the aspect of expecting the unexpected from the sources. By expecting surprises, by not assuming the author’s position and by avoiding assumptions, readers can obtain a more accurate sense of a given author’s meaning at the time of composition.

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Identify the Author’s Objectives – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 59

How does one properly interpret the records of the Catholic heritage? In this episode we discuss the aspect of considering the author’s objectives. By taking a closer look at the actual text, it central aims, context and purpose, readers can obtain a more accurate sense of the author’s meaning.

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What Are the Main Objectives When Studying Church History – CHS 54

 

When students and scholars study church history, what are their chief objectives?

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How to Find Primary Sources – CHS 53

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How does one find the primary sources? In this episode, we provide some practical tips on locating the primary sources of the Catholic heritage.

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What Are the Primary Sources? – How to Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 52

How does one begin to study Catholic history and theology in greater detail? In this episode, we discuss the role of the primary sources in the study of the Catholic heritage.

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Is Doing History an Option? Why Study the Catholic Heritage Series – CHS 50

Oftentimes, people say that they do not like history because just do not do history. In this episode, we question the notion whether the doing of history is in fact optional.

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How to Locate Primary Sources of the Catholic Heritage – CHS 45

How does one locate the primary sources of the Catholic heritage? In this episode, we take a few minutes to talk about the ways in which we can find the primary sources.

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How Important Is Context for the Study of Catholic History?- CHSae 05

In this bonus episode we explore one of the key components for the study of Church history, namely, context. 

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The Study of History and the Current Crisis in the Catholic Church – CHS 033

The Study of History and the Current Crisis in the Catholic Church

How can a Catholic Christian find clarity about the recent scandals in the Church? In this episode, we talk about the importance of evaluating information historically, even if that information is only two to three days old.

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