Professor Joseph Pearce - Catholicism, Atheism & Trinities - IHM National Conference Notes

Professor Joseph Pearce said, "Atheism has something in common with Catholicism; it is rooted in a claim of reason. However atheism is profoundly unreasonable."

Here are some bullet notes from that talk, The Sense of Catholicism and the Nonsense of Atheism To hear it in its entirety, on and after August 1st  you can find audio of it HERE, along with other talks from this 2-day Catholic homeschooling/parenting conference.  'Cause you wanna HEAR Joe Pearce and his British accent!

*  Separate faith from reason and you have heresy.

*  Read Peter Kreeft and  the book, Reason to Believe by Richard Purtill

To show that a belief in The Trinity is not fantastic or irrational, Professor Pearce noted other accepted trinities.

*  3 Dimensions, the oneness of space, in physics the 3-in-1 demonstrates unity.

*  Time = past...present...future

*  The Way, the Truth and the Life

*  The Good, the True and the Beautiful

* Love itself...requires the lover...and the beloved...and object itself

*  Catholicism helps us make sense of science and nonsense in atheism...thanks be to God for science!

Get the audio and go to YouTube for more Joe Pearce.  He's great!

 Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and the Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College, in Nashville, TN. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses.
The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such asThe Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Bilbo’s Journey, Literary Converts, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc. Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Mandarin, Korean and Polish.
Prof. Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings.
He has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Prof. Pearce relocated to the United States in 2001. He and his wife homeschool their two children, Leo and Evangeline.

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