131: Works of the Law: Early Church vs. The Reformation (w/ Dr. Matthew J. Thomas)


Manage episode 304475044 series 2499150
Tekijältä K. Albert Little. Player FM:n ja yhteisömme löytämä — tekijänoikeuksien omistajana on kustantaja eikä Player FM ja ääntä lähetetään suoraan heidän palvelimiltaan. Napsauta Tilaa -painiketta, kun haluat seurata Player FM:n päivityksiä tai liittää syötteen URL-osoitteen muihin podcast-sovelluksiin.

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Dr. Matthew J. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and the author of the incredible Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second Century Reception.
Dr. Thomas joins us to look at the two perspectives on "Works of the Law" and what Paul may have meant – was he condemning all works meant to earn God's favour, or was there something else he was getting at?
In his book, and this discussion, Dr. Thomas contrasts the perspective on "Works of the Law" from the Early Church Fathers (those closest to the apostles) to the theology of Luther and Calvin and the Reformation. And how the Catholic Church fits into it all.
His conclusions, both personal and academic, are pretty incredible – and when we begin to explore how the Catholic Church shakes out in this debate, things get very interesting!
For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.
Sign up for our newsletter for my reflections on episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests!
To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.
Please consider financially supporting this show!
For more information visit the Patreon page. All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.
If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.
Thank you to those already supporting the show!

My wife is going on a pilgrimage – maybe you should too!
She's joining Haley Stewart and Christy Isinger from the Fountain of Carrots Podcast on the Writer's & Relics pilgrimage – a bookish tour of England featuring places connected to Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.K. Chesterton and the English martyrs.
Use the code "cordial" at checkout for $100 off.

Thanks to this week's co-producers, part of our Patreon Producers community: Stephen, Eli, Tom, Kelvin, Susan, Eyram, and Jon.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)

141 jaksoa