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Brant Pitre on History and Theology

July 29, 2021

How does theology intersect with history? Dr. Tim Gray welcomes Dr. Brant Pitre on this episode of the Augustine Institute Show to discuss the role of history in our study of God and the Church. Dr. Gray and Dr. Pitre discuss the relevance of the Paschal Mystery. When the mysteries are celebrated, it is not a mere "nice thought" of Jesus, but a representation of actual historical events. The Church is not afraid of science and history; instead, she welcomes it as it leads us to reason and truth. Dr. Gray and Dr. Pitre also discuss how Christian history compares to the history of other religions.

Meet Our Guest

Brant Pitre

Dr. Brant Pitre is Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the author of several articles and the books Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Baker Academic, 2005), Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Image Books, 2011), Jesus the Bridegroom (Image Books, 2014), Jesus and the Last Supper (Eerdmans, 2015), and The Case for Jesus (Image Books, 2016). Dr. Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who lectures across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on CD, DVD, and MP3, in which he explores the biblical foundations of Catholic faith and theology. He currently lives in Gray, Louisiana with his wife Elizabeth and their five children.

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