In this intro video that sets the stage for the full lecture on St. Athanasius’ apologetic work, Ad Gentes or Against the Heathen, we do a presuppositional critique of paganism. If there’s no Thomistic “natural theology” or generic theism, then a different apologetic characterizes Orthodoxy. In the free video section I set this approach off against the failed method of Thomsitic apologetics and “classical arguments” and show how the doctrine of the Uncreated Grace and Light of Tabor – the direct seeing of God is destroyed by Thomism and absolute divine simplicity. Proper theology leads to proper anthropology – and then to proper apologetics, as we dive into the full work in the members’ section available at JaysAnalysis at the PayPal Links.
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JaysAnalysis has grown to become one of the premier film and philosophy sites on the net, showcasing the talents of Jay Dyer, whose graduate work focused on the interplay of film, geopolitics, espionage and psychological warfare. Jay is a public speaker, lecturer, comedian and author of the popular title Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film, which made it to Amazon’s No. 1 spot in its first month of release in the Film and Hollywood Category:
Known for his in-depth commentary, satire and celebrity impressions, Jay is the host of the JaysAnalysis Podcast and Esoteric Hollywood. He is also a regular contributor to 21stCenturyWire, Soul of the East and the Espionage History Archive, as well as appearing on numerous nationally syndicated radio shows, such as Ground Zero and Coast to Coast AM, as well as TV shows like Buzzsaw with Sean Stone.
Broaching subjects as wide as satire, metaphysics, film analysis, theology, geopolitics, literature and history, as well as interviewing numerous prominent figures, Jay is academically published in peer review and has authored hundreds of articles already read by millions in just the past few years. Jay Dyer has also co-created, written, and co-starred with Jay Weidner in a new television series titled Hollywood Decoded for Gaia based on his unique approach to film.