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Mount Carmel, Vineyard of God – Podcast

In this podcast, an excerpt from a radio interview, Dr. Italy discusses Mount Carmel, Elijah, and why Mary is known by the title Our Lady of Mount Carmel.In the Northwestern part of what is now the state of Israel is a long ridge known as...

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Jesus, the Way, Truth & Life, Session 1 – Video

The first session of the 10-part study of Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life, is available here to view below for free.  It is an introduction to the series, focusing on the world into which Jesus came.  It is actually two very different...

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Dissertation Abstract on Henri de Lubac – Marcellino D’Ambrosio

This doctoral dissertation abstract on "Henri de Lubac and the Recovery of the Traditional Hermeneutic" was submitted to the theology department of the Catholic University of America by Marcellino D'Ambrosio for completion of the requirements of a Ph.D. in historical theology.  The abstract was submitted...

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Jairus’ Daughter, Miracles and the Enlightenment

Did Jesus really perform miracles & raise the daughter of Jairus from the dead? Deists, including several American founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson, said no, and their Enlightenment skepticism still influences us today...

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Catholic Theological Tradition – Why History Matters

Dr. Italy in this video makes clear why the history of theology matters, why we should bother to expend time and effort studying the past.  The first video from his course the Catholic Theological Tradition.Henry Ford said "history is bunk."  Technological advancement for him and...

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Authority in the Early Church – Irenaeus to Origen

In this 30 minute video, Dr. Italy explains the paramount issue that Christians had to resolve in the second century, the issue of authority -- scripture, tradition and what is now called magisterium.   He shows how the heresy of Marcion and the Gnostics helped such...