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Philosophy

Atheism and Philosophy

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 26, 2015 .

In a recent article published in the online journal “Salon,” philosophy professor John Messerly claims that religion has a "smart-people problem." Is this the case? Fr. Robert Barron responds.

Does Religion Really Have a "Smart-People Problem"?

by Bishop Robert Barron . January 6, 2015 .

In a recent article published in the online journal “Salon,” philosophy professor John Messerly claims that religion has a "smart-people problem." Is this the case? Fr. Robert Barron responds.

Thomas Aquinas and the Argument from Motion

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 30, 2014 .

Atheists, Agnostics, and believers alike appeal to philosophy to support their claims on the existence or non-existence of God. However, Thomas Aquinas' "Argument from Motion" offers a proof that cannot be easily refuted, as it appeals to the the concept of an "actus purus," or the unmoved mover that we call God.

Revisiting the Argument from Motion

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 7, 2014 .

Atheists, Agnostics, and believers alike appeal to philosophy to support their claims on the existence or non-existence of God. However, Thomas Aquinas' "Argument from Motion" offers a proof that cannot be easily refuted, as it appeals to the the concept of an "actus purus," or the unmoved mover that we call God.

A Survey of Modern and Post-Modern Thought

by Bishop Robert Barron . December 1, 2012 .

Fr. Barron speaking at the 2012 Napa Institute Day on Reason and Faith.

If You Want to be a Good Person, It Does Matter What You Believe

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 17, 2011 .

Another article from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

Why What You Believe Matters

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 16, 2011 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

One More Swing at the Catholic Straw-Man

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 13, 2011 .

In 2005, Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt published a wonderful book on Shakespeare called Will in the World. Witty, insightful, and surprising, it caused thousands of people, including your humble scribe, to look at the Bard with new eyes. Thus it was with great anticipation that I opened my copy of Greenblatt’s next book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

Stephen Greenblatt’s "The Swerve" Commentary by Fr. Robert Barron

by Bishop Robert Barron . October 12, 2011 .

Another video from Fr. Barron and Word on Fire commenting on subjects from modern day culture.

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