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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty have a conversation about Karl Barth's doctrine of election. Barth recovers a profound NT insight which puts a very different emphasis on predestination and election.

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Paul continues his series depicting the working of the law of sin and death through the life of Yukio Mishima.

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Paul Axton talks about Mishima's turn from writing to a turn to duty: Where his writing stood over and against his father his will now shape his life according to the word of his father by silencing his ego and taking up a path toward his own self-destruction.

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Thomas Evans, Jonathan Totty, Matt Welch, & Paul Axton discuss the essence of Christianity. Did Gandhi have it better than Calvin? In this wide-ranging discussion, we touch upon the work of Tolstoy, King, Girard, and others.

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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty discuss the potential resolution to the modernist divide between faith and reason to be found in Radical Orthodoxy, Postliberalism, Barthianism, and the the thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Jonathan Totty and Paul Axton discuss the secular nature of belief in modern forms of faith.

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Paul Axton and Jonathan Totty discuss the The Genealogy of Modern Theology. Under this title we cover several topics:

  • The Medieval Renaissance: Aquinas and the Classical Synthesis
  • The Late Middle Ages: Nominalism and Voluntarism, The Renaissance and the Reformation, The Enlightenment and Pietism, German Idealism,  The notion of the secular.

The goal in this first podcast is to get a clear image of the shift which occurs between the premodern and the modern.

There is an introductory blog post for this series.

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